Zuarungu

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Zuarungu
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Zuarungu
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 10°47′N0°48′W / 10.783°N 0.800°W / 10.783; -0.800
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Upper East Region
District Bolgatanga East District
Elevation
700 ft (200 m)

Zuarungu is a town in the Upper East Region of Ghana [1] east of Bolgatanga. The village is the capital of the Bolgatanga East District. The people living in Zuarungu are part of the Frafra-Tribe so additionally to speaking English many of them can also speak Frafra

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Communities of Zuarungu

Markets

Zuarungu holds one main market. This one is called Tu'an (Frafra for Baobab Tree) and is named after a Baobab tree that used to stand there when the marked was founded. Tu'an is found around the eastern end of the DVLA Road in Zuarungu.

Additionally, there is the Timber Market which is located north of N11 in Yarigabisi. Although this market is mainly for wood you can also buy many other things there.

There are also some smaller markets around Zuarungu:

Education

Geologische Besonderheiten

Dams

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Many of the communities of Zuarungu have their own dams which are mainly used for agriculture. During the dry season the water is used by cattle to drink and also to water plants to make farming possible while no rain is falling.

Zonno-Zori

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Zonno-Zori (locally also Zonzori) is a hill chain east of Zuarungu near the communities of Zonno and Nyorkoko. It is formed by four main hills and many smaller hills. None of the hills of Zonzori has a name. The maximum elevation of the hills is 348 m. Zori is Frafra and can be translated as mountain or rock.

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References

  1. "Upper East Regional Police Command acquires 3 motorbikes to increase patrols". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2021-05-20.

Coordinates: 10°47′N0°48′W / 10.783°N 0.800°W / 10.783; -0.800