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Hohoe

Hohoé
Town & District Capital
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Hohoe city center
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Hohoe
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 7°9′9″N0°28′36″E / 7.15250°N 0.47667°E / 7.15250; 0.47667
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Volta Region
District Hohoe Municipal District
Elevation
535 ft (163 m)
Population
 (2012)
  Total56,202 [1]
 Ranked 35th in Ghana
Time zone GMT
  Summer (DST) GMT

Hohoe Municipal is one of the 25 administrative districts of the Volta Region of Ghana.  It was carved out of the former Kpando District. It was established by the Legislative Instrument (L.I. 2072) of 2012. The Municipality has a total land area of 1,172 km², which is 5.6 per cent of the land area of the region. It shares borders with the Republic of Togo on the east, forming part of Ghana's international border; on the southeast by the Afadzato district and southwest by Kpando Municipality; on the north with Jasikan district; and on the northwest with the Biakoye districts. [2] Its capital, Hohoe, is about 78 km from Ho, the regional capital and 220 km from Accra, the national capital. The population of Hohoe Municipality [3] , according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, is 167,016 representing 7.9 per cent of the total population of the Volta Region. It comprises 52.1 per cent females and 47.9 percent males [4]

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Major Areas

Gbi-Bla, Gbi-Kpeme, Gbi-Abansi, Gbi-Wegbe, Kpoeta, Gbi-Atabu, Gbi-Kledzo, Gborxome, Blave, Kitikpa, Lowcost, Segbedeme, Likpe, Lolobi, Bayika, Fodome, Torkorni.

Education

There are many private and public basic schools in Hohoe. A list of educational institutions in Hohoe are as follows:

Tertiary institutions

Secondary education

Tourism  

The Hohoe Municipality is a home of tourism potential capable of transforming its economy, as well as its overall contribution to national income when fully harnessed. It has beautiful landscapes, numerous eco-tourism sites that make it one of the most important tourist areas in the country. The Hohoe Municipality has the following marked tourism features: [15] [16]

i. The highest peak in Ghana Mount Afadja (Afadjato) located between Liati Wote and Gbledi communities

ii. The highest waterfall in West Africa – Wli Waterfall located at Wli.

iii. Tsatsadu Waterfall located at Alavanyo

iv. Tagbo Waterfall at Liati Wote

v. Wadjakli Waterfall located at Likpe Todome

vi. The most wonderful ancient old iron mines at Akpafu –Todzi  

vii. The four ancestral caves located at Likpe-Todome

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Mount Afadja

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Kpando Municipal District Municipal District in Ghana

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Tagbo Falls

Tagbo Falls is a waterfall near Mount Afadjato in Ghana, located at Liati Wote, approximately 27 kilometres east of the township of Hohoe.The water falls down in several stages, with the last stage being about 60 m. high. The area is surrounded by rainforest.

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Kpando Senior High School formerly known as Kpando Secondary School is a second cycle Co-Ed institution in the Kpando Municipal District of the Volta Region of Ghana. One of the three second cycle schools in the Kpando township and arguably the best Senior High School in the Kpando Municipality as well as in the Volta Region of Ghana.

St. Mary's Seminary/Senior High School (SMASCO), formerly St. Mary's Seminary Secondary School, is a boys-only second cycle institution in Lolobi, in the Oti Region of Ghana. The Oti Region was carved out of the northern part of the existing Volta Region.

Prince Jacob Hayibor was a Ghanaian politician who served as the member of parliament for the Hohoe North Constituency in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Sasadu Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of the Sasadu communities Alavanyo, Afrofu, Saviefe and Sovie. It is located in the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is usually celebrated in the month of October on rotational basis. SASADU is an acronym for Sovie, Alavanyo, Saviefe, Akrofu Development Union which marks the symbol of unity and peace among the four communities.

Wli Falls Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Wli Traditional Area in the Volta Region of Ghana. It comprises Todzi, Agoviefe and Afegame communities. It is usually celebrated in the month of September. Wli Falls is about 20 km from Hohoe.

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Coordinates: 7°8′56.54″N0°28′28.56″E / 7.1490389°N 0.4746000°E / 7.1490389; 0.4746000