Tongo, Ghana

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Tongo
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Tongo
Location of Tongo in Upper East region
Coordinates: 10°43′N0°48′W / 10.717°N 0.800°W / 10.717; -0.800 Coordinates: 10°43′N0°48′W / 10.717°N 0.800°W / 10.717; -0.800
Region Upper East Region
District Talensi
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Time zone GMT
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Tongo is a small town near the Upper East region capital of Bolgatanga, and Tongo is the capital of Talensi District, a district in the Upper East Region of Northern part of Ghana. Tongo is known for the, Tengzug shrine, and for its sowing and harvest festivals. [1]

Another visitor's sight in the town is the Tongo Whistling Rocks. Located 10 kilometers (6 mi.) from Bolgatanga, these granite rocks jut dramatically from the terrain. The rocks also make a strange whistling sound during November and December, when the harmattan wind blows from the Sahara throughout the Northern Region. [1]

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