Yendi

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Yendi
Town & District Capital
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Yendi
Location of Yendi in Northern region
Coordinates: 9°25′57″N0°0′15″W / 9.43250°N 0.00417°W / 9.43250; -0.00417
Region Northern Region
District Yendi Municipal District
Population
 (2012)
  Total52,008 [1]
Time zone GMT
  Summer (DST) GMT

Yendi is a town and the capital of Yendi Municipal district in the Northern Region of Ghana. [2] As of 2012 the population of Yendi was 52,008 people. [1] It is the seat of the paramount chief of the Dagombas.

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A typical Yendi household in 1957 The National Archives UK - CO 1069-46-45.jpg
A typical Yendi household in 1957

Climate

Climate data for Yendi
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)34
(93)
36
(97)
37
(98)
36
(96)
33
(91)
31
(88)
29
(84)
28
(83)
29
(84)
31
(88)
33
(92)
34
(94)
37
(98)
Average low °C (°F)19
(67)
22
(72)
24
(75)
23
(74)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(69)
21
(70)
21
(69)
21
(69)
19
(67)
Average precipitation mm (inches)2.5
(0.1)
5.1
(0.2)
25
(1.0)
76
(3.0)
100
(4.0)
150
(6.0)
180
(7.0)
200
(8.0)
200
(8.0)
76
(3.0)
2.5
(0.1)
2.5
(0.1)
1,030
(40.5)
Source: Myweather2.com [3]

Economy

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.

Culture

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.

Mining

In 2004, proposals surfaced to link iron ore mines in the vicinity of Yendi by rail. [4]

see Sheini Hills

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References

  1. 1 2 "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007.
  2. Northern » Yendi Municipal district Archived March 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Yendi Weather Averages". Myweather2. 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. OTAL - Ghana Archived March 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 09°25′56.77″N00°00′15.33″W / 9.4324361°N 0.0042583°W / 9.4324361; -0.0042583