Bawku

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Bawku
Town & District Capital
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Bawku
Location of Bawku in Upper East region
Coordinates: 11°3′36″N0°14′24″W / 11.06000°N 0.24000°W / 11.06000; -0.24000
Region Upper East Region
District Bawku Municipal District
Population
 (2012)
  Total69,527 [1]
Time zone GMT
  Summer (DST) GMT
Bawku Agricultural Show, 1959 The National Archives UK - CO 1069--99-13 001.jpg
Bawku Agricultural Show, 1959

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. [2] [3] Bawku has a 2012 settlement population of 69,527 people. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.
  2. Bawku Municipal District Archived June 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Upper East Region". List of All MMDAs in Ghana. A Public - Private Partnership Programme between Min. of Local Govt., Rural Dev. & Environment & Maks Publications & Media Services. 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  4. "Upper East Region Attractions - Ghana Tourism Homepage". Touringghana.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-04-18.

Coordinates: 11°03′N0°14′W / 11.050°N 0.233°W / 11.050; -0.233