West Mamprusi District

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West Mamprusi District
District
Districts of Northern region
Districts of Northern region
West Mamprusi District is located in Ghana
West Mamprusi District
West Mamprusi District
West Mamprusi District in Northern region
Coordinates: 10°21′N 0°46′W / 10.350°N 0.767°W / 10.350; -0.767
Region Northern Region
Capital Walewale
Government
 • District executive Zakaria Sulemana
Area
 • Total 4,892 km2 (1,889 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
ISO 3166 code GH-NP-WM

The West Mamprusi District is one of the twenty-six districts in the Northern Region of north Ghana.[1] Walewale and Wulugu are the major settlements found in West Mamprusi District, the former being its capital.

History[edit]

Before the creation of the 20 districts, in 1988, West Mamprusi District was part of the 48 districts that were created under the government of Ghana's decentralization and local government reform policy.[1] The district was carved out of the old Gambaga district in the Northern Region.

Location[edit]

The districts' administrative capital can be located along the Tamale-Bolgatanga trunk road, 109 kilometres (68 mi) away from Tamale. It is boarded to the north by Builsa, Kasena-Nankana and Bolgatanga districts, in the Upper East Region ; to the south by North Gonja, Karaga, Kumbungu and Savelugu district in the Northern Region; to the west by the Sissala East and Wa East districts; and to the East by East Mamprusi district.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "West Mamprusi district". Ghanadistricts.gov. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ Abdul Karim Naatogmah (4 April 2015). "NGO to support West Mamprusi District Assembly empower residents". Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°21′07″N 0°47′56″W / 10.352°N 0.799°W / 10.352; -0.799