White Volta

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White Volta
White Volta in the Dry Season.jpg
White Volta in the dry season (Ghana)
Countries Ghana, Burkina Faso
Mouth Volta River
 - location Lake Volta
 - coordinates 9°10′00″N 1°15′00″W / 9.16667°N 1.25000°W / 9.16667; -1.25000Coordinates: 9°10′00″N 1°15′00″W / 9.16667°N 1.25000°W / 9.16667; -1.25000
Length 885 km (550 mi)
Basin 106,000 km2 (40,927 sq mi)
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White Volta shown in white

The White Volta or Nakanbé is the headstream of the Volta River, Ghana's main waterway.[1][2] The White Volta emerges in northern Burkina Faso, flows through North Ghana and empties into Lake Volta in Ghana.[1] The White Volta's main tributaries are the Black Volta and the Red Volta.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Ghana - Rivers and Lakes". www.countrystudies.us. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. ^ Amisigo, Barnabas Akurigo (2005). Modelling Riverflow in the Volta Basin of West Africa: A Data-driven Framework. Cuvilier. p. 27. ISBN 9783865377012. Retrieved 18 July 2018.