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Bawku is a town and is the capital of the Bawku Municipal District, district in the Upper East region of north Ghana, adjacent to the border with Burkina Faso.Bawku has a 2012 settlement population of 69,527 people.
The "tomb" of, Naa Gbewaa, the founder of the Mamprusi, Dagomba, and Nanumba tribes, is located just a few miles from Bawku in Pusiga in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Legend states that Naa Gbewaa never died but simply vanished into the ground. The shrine was thought to have been built in the 14th century in commemoration of Naa Gbewaa, and is today a place of spiritual reverence.
Axim is a coastal town and the capital of Nzema East Municipal district, a district in Western Region of South Ghana. Axim lies 64 kilometers west of the port city of Sekondi-Takoradi in Western Region to the west of Cape Three Points. Axim has a 2013 settlement population of 27,719 people.
Bolgatanga, colloquially known as Bolga, is a town and the capital of the Bolgatanga Municipal District and Upper East Region of Ghana, adjacent to the border with Burkina Faso. Bolgatanga has over 2012 settlement and a population of about 66,685 people. Bolgatanga is 161 km to the north of Tamale. Bolgatanga lies in the Red Volta River Valley, with the White Volta River and the cliffs of the Gambaga Escarpment to the south of the town forming the southern boundary of the Upper East Region.
Yendi is a town and the capital of Yendi Municipal district in the Northern Region of Ghana. As of 2012 the population of Yendi was 52,008 people.. It is the seat of the paramount chief of the Dagombas.
The Upper East Region is located in north Ghana and is the second smallest of 10 now 16 administrative regions in Ghana, occupying a total land surface of 8,842 square kilometers or 2.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The Upper East regional capital is Bolgatanga, sometimes referred to as Bolga. Other major towns in the region include Navrongo, Paga, Bawku and Zebilla.
The Northern Region is one of the sixteen regions of Ghana. It is located in the north of the country and was the largest of the sixteen regions, covering an area of 70,384 square kilometres or 31 percent of Ghana's area until December 2018 when the Savannah Region and North East Regions were created from it. The Northern Region is divided into 14 districts. The region's capital is Tamale.
Agona Swedru is a town and the capital of Agona West Municipal District, a district in the Central Region of south Ghana. Agona Swedru has a 2013 settlement population of about 70,000 people.
Kpando is a town and capital of Kpando Municipal District in the northern Volta Region of Ghana. It is near the north eastern arm of Lake Volta and the Togo border. Kpando is the fifty-fourth most populous place in Ghana, in terms of population, with a population of 28,334 people. Kpando is connected by ferry and road to Gbefi, Hohoe, Ho and Dambai. It is about a 4-hour journey from Accra. The Kpando Municipality is a district in the Volta Region, and one of the oldest administrative districts in Ghana.
The East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly is one of the six (6) Municipal and District Assemblies in the North East Region of north Ghana. The Municipal capital is Gambaga and also the proposed regional capital.
Binaba is a rural village in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region in north Ghana. The village is 15 km south of the district capital Zebilla.
The Bawku Municipality with its administrative capital located at Bawku is one of the 13 MMDAs in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The Municipality was upgraded from the then Bawku District Assembly, through the Local Government (Establishment) Instrument, 1989 .The population of Bawku Municipal, according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, is 98,538 representing 9.4 percent of the Upper East region‟s total population. Males constitute 48.0 percent and females represent 52.0 percent. 36.4 percent of the population is rural and 63.6 percent is urban. It shares boundaries with Pusiga District to the North, Binduri District to the South, Garu-Tempane District to the East and Bawku West to the West
Bawku Central is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Bawku Central is located in the Bawku Municipal district of the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Youga is a village in the Zabré Department of Boulgou Province in south-eastern Burkina Faso, about 2 km north from border with Ghana. As of 2005, the village had a population of 1018, but due to discovery of gold in the vicinity and subsequent establishment of Youga Gold Mine, population is growing.
Akwatia is a town in Denkyembour, a district in the Eastern region of south Ghana and west of the Atiwa Range in the Birim River basin. Akwatia has a 2013 settlement population of 23,766 people. Akwatia is the main center of diamond extraction in Ghana. The town is the center of the Denkyembour parliamentary constituency.
Pusiga is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Pusiga is located in the Bawku Municipal District of the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Binduri is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Binduri was part of in the Bawku Municipal district of the Upper East Region of Ghana but has since June 2012 become a full district.
Mamprusis are an ethnic group in Northern Ghana and Togo. Estimates are that there are over 400,000 Mamprusis living in the Northern Regions of Ghana, and about 11,000 in Togo. They speak Mampruli, a Gur language. In Ghana, the Mamprusis live mainly in Nalerigu, Gambaga, Walewale, and their surrounding towns and villages in the North East region. They also inhabit parts of the Upper East Region, principally in Bawku. And the Upper West Region, too.
Madina is a suburb of Accra and in the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of southeastern Ghana. Madina is next to the University of Ghana and houses the Institute of Local Government. Madina is the twelfth most populous settlement in Ghana, in terms of population, with a population of 137,162 people. Madina is contained in the Madina electoral constituency of the republic of Ghana.
Dome is a town in the Ga East Municipal District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. As of 2012, Dome is the nineteenth largest settlement in Ghana, in terms of population, with a population of 78,785 people.
The Bawku Nurses Training College is public tertiary health institution in the Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The college is in the Bawku District. The Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulates the activities, curriculum and examination of the student nurses and midwives. The Council's mandate Is enshrined under section 4(1) of N.R.C.D 117.
Gbewaa College of Education is a teacher education college in Pusiga-Bawku . Pusiga District / Bawku Municipal District, Upper East Region, Ghana). Located in Northern Zone, the school was set up in 1953 and affiliated to the University of Ghana. It is one of the 46 public colleges of education in Ghana.