Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal District

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Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal District
Region Western Region
District type Municipal
District Chief Executive George Mireku Duker
Capital Tarkwa
Area 2354 km²
Population (2002) 120,944

The Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal as one of the Districts in the Western Region of Ghana is located between Latitude 400’N and 500 40’N and Longitudes 10 45’ W and 20 10’W. It is bounded to the north by the Wassa Amenfi East District, to the south by the Ahanta West District, to the West by the Nzema East Municipal and to the East by Mpohor Wassa East. The municipality has a total land area of 2354 km2.[1] The district is one of the richest in Ghana in terms of natural resources. Like, Obuasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, gold is its major natural resource. There is also a manganese mine at Nsuta a suburb of Tarkwa. The Tarkwa glass factory, which was set up by Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah though no defunct is also in the district. The Tarkwa Gold Mine is situated some four kilometers west of the town of Tarkwa.[2] The district also has the region's only public university - the University of Mines and Technology.[3]