Winneba

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Winneba
Simpa
Town
North Campus of University of Education, Winneba
North Campus of University of Education, Winneba
Official logo of Winneba
Seal
Winneba is located  90 miles east of Cape Coast
Winneba is located 90 miles east of Cape Coast
Winneba is located in Ghana
Winneba
Winneba
Location of Winneba in Central region, South Ghana
Coordinates: 5°20′N 0°37′W / 5.333°N 0.617°W / 5.333; -0.617
Region Central Region
District Effutu Municipal District
Population (2013)
 • Total 60,331[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Winneba, is a town and the capital of Effutu Municipal District in Central Region of South Ghana. Winneba has a population of 60,331.[1] Winneba, traditionally known as Simpa,[2] is an historic fishing port in south Ghana, lying on the south coast, 90 miles (140 km) east of Cape Coast.[2][3][4]

Industry and culture[edit]

Winneba during Aboakyer festival

During the Gold Coast era, (Effutu) Winneba served as a port town between Europe and the-then Gold Coast.[5]

The main industries of Winneba are fishing and services. It is known for the Aboakyer deer-hunting festival in Winneba and its New Year fancy dress carnival/mascarading festival.[6] The town has a rich musical tradition and currently boasts of several renowned musical groups in the country, including the Winneba Youth Choir, the Osimpam Ompeh group,and the Akoo show Choir. The University of Education, Winneba is one of the educational institutions in Ghana.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Winneba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(91.4)
32.3
(90.1)
31.9
(89.4)
31.1
(88.0)
34.4
(93.9)
29.6
(85.3)
28.3
(82.9)
29
(84.2)
29.4
(84.9)
30.6
(87.1)
32.5
(90.5)
42
(107.6)
32.01
(89.61)
Average low °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
13.6
(56.5)
11.9
(53.4)
10.8
(51.4)
14.5
(58.1)
13.5
(56.3)
15.5
(59.9)
14.2
(57.6)
12.7
(54.9)
16.8
(62.2)
15.7
(60.2)
12.1
(53.8)
13.72
(56.68)
Precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
38
(1.5)
221
(8.7)
66
(2.6)
38
(1.5)
8
(0.3)
25
(1.0)
58
(2.3)
5
(0.2)
23
(0.9)
515
(20.3)
Source: Meoweather.com[7]

Sister cities[edit]

List of sister cities of Winneba, designated by Sister Cities International:

Country City County / District / Region / State Date Ref.
United States USA Charlottesville.png Charlottesville, VA Flag of Virginia.svg Virginia
[8]
United States USA Lowellseal.jpg Lowell, MA Flag of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts
[9]

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Central Region". Ghana Embassy in Japan. Retrieved 28 April 2006. 
  3. ^ Kwesi Ewusi Brown, "Social Conflicts in Contemporary Effutu Festivals", 2005, Masters Thesis for Bowling Green State University, advisor Steven Cornelius, p. 1
  4. ^ Brown, 2005, pp. 2-3
  5. ^ Brown, 2005, p. 1
  6. ^ Brown, 2005, p. 3
  7. ^ "Winneba Weather Averages". Meoweather. 2013.  Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  8. ^ Tasha Kates (November 15, 2009). "Residents chime in on city clock designs". The Daily Progress. 
  9. ^ Under Resolution

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 05°20′N 00°37′W / 5.333°N 0.617°W / 5.333; -0.617