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Coordinates: 6°13′16″N0°05′13″E / 6.221°N 0.087°E / 6.221; 0.087 Coordinates: 6°13′16″N0°05′13″E / 6.221°N 0.087°E / 6.221; 0.087
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Eastern Region
District Asuogyaman District
Time zone GMT
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Senchi is a town in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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Location

Senchi is situated along the west banks of the Volta Lake.

Notability

Senchi is well noted as the location of the Royal Senchi Resort and The Senchi Consensus [1] [2]

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References

  1. "Where Leisure Meets Luxury On The Volta Lake". www.theroyalsenchi.com. Retrieved 2015-05-25.
  2. "Senchi Consensus Archives - citifmonline". citifmonline. Retrieved 2015-05-25.

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