Sogakope

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Sogakope

Sogakɔƒe
District Capital
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Sogakope
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 5°59′51.65″N0°35′17.82″E / 5.9976806°N 0.5882833°E / 5.9976806; 0.5882833
CountryFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Region Volta
District South Tongu
Population
 (2007)
  Total5,000
Time zone GMT
  Summer (DST) GMT

Sogakope (also known as Sogakofe) is the capital of South Tongu district, a district in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is home to the lower Volta Bridge which connects Sogakope to Sokpoe. The town is mostly known for its river tourism and Mass bread production. The lower Volta Bridge is also the site for the famous Tortsogbeza, an annual festival held during Easter, which involves diving off the bridge, and is held in conjunction with the neighbouring town, Sokpoe. [1] It is home to the Holy Trinity Spa, [2] Cisneros Villa Hotel and other notable resorts including Shekinah Glory Hotel, Sogakope Resort etc. Most commuters plying the Accra to Aflao road usually stop over to buy snacks and bread. The town is mostly known for bread baking as well. [3]

Contents

Sogakope is home to the District Hospital, Sogakope Senior High School and Comboni Technical School. In 2014, the West African Football Academy moved to Sogakope as their new home grounds for the Ghana Premier League. [4] Since then, they have put the town on the sporting map of the country by hosting crucial league games with top clubs such as Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Kotoko.

Geography

Location

Sogakope is located at latitude 5.999 and longitude 0.594. [5] The international highway from Togo through Ghana to Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) passes through Sogakope. Very important on this route is the Lower Volta Bridge across the lower Volta River. Also, closer to the Lower Volta Bridge are the Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm and the South Tongu District Assembly Office Complex. It is about 169.1 km(2 hours and 54 minutes drive via the Ho-Adidome road) from the famous Mount Afadja. [6]

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Coordinates: 6°00′N0°36′E / 6.000°N 0.600°E / 6.000; 0.600