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Coordinates: 11°08′50″N0°12′35″W / 11.14722°N 0.20972°W / 11.14722; -0.20972 Coordinates: 11°08′50″N0°12′35″W / 11.14722°N 0.20972°W / 11.14722; -0.20972
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Upper East Region
District Bawku Municipal District
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Kulungugu is a small town in the Upper East Region of Ghana and a minor entry point at the border of Burkina Faso and the Bawku Municipal District of Ghana. [1]

Kulungungu takes its name from a kapok tree which the founders called "gung" in the Kusasi language. This tree was near a river they called it "kul gung" in the kusaasi language and this has been corrupted to Kulungungu. Kulungugu is noted as the site of the Kulungugu Bomb Attack, a failed attempt at the assassination of Ghana's first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. [2] [3] [4]

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