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Yendi is a town and the capital of Yendi Municipal district in the Northern Region of Ghana.As of 2012 the population of Yendi was 52,008 people. It is the seat of the paramount chief of the Dagombas.
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The people of Yendi are mainly peasant farmers who grow grains especially corn, guinea corn and millet. They also grow tubers such as yam. Yendi is a commercial hub as it is caught in the middle of most towns/villages in the northern corridor. Most people travelling to Tamale and beyond from the Eastern corridor have to go through Yendi thus making it an important transport hub.
Yendi is an important cultural centre as it is home to the Dagbon traditional chieftaincy seat. The Yaa Naa lives in Yendi where he has his court/palace. The seat has always attracted wrong political meddling resulting in the brutal murder of the previous occupant of the seat Naa Yaa Andani Yakubu. The chieftaincy has 2 families; the Andanis and Abudus from which the overlord is chosen.
In 2004, proposals surfaced to link iron ore mines in the vicinity of Yendi by rail.
see Sheini Hills
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