Aowin / Suaman District

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Aowin / Suaman District
country GhanaGhana Ghana
region Western North Region
Capital Enchi
District shape common
District Chief Executive Kingsley Ofori Asante
surface 2,638 km²
population 119,128 (2002)
Population density 45 Ew. / km²

The Aowin / Suaman District is a district in the Western North Region of Ghana . It extends north-south along the border with the neighboring state of Ivory Coast and is separated from the Gulf of Guinea by the Jomoro district in the western region .


16% of the population live in "urban" areas; H. in towns with more than 5000 inhabitants. Most of the residents of the district belong to a people of the Akan group , mostly the subgroups of the Anyin (or Aowin) or Suaman , who gave the district its name.

Economy and environment

80% of the employees work in agriculture. The main cash crops are cassava , plantains , corn and yams .

More than half of the area of ​​the district is covered by forest (mostly tropical rainforest ) and various types of trees ( odum , mahogany ) are hardwood species of great economic value. Logging is therefore an important industry. There are nine forest reserves.

Mining (gold) also plays an economic role.

The main rainy season is from May to July, the "small rainy season" from September to October. In general, 1500 to 1800 millimeters of precipitation fall annually.

The largest river in the district is the Tano , the next largest are the Bia and the tributaries of the Tano: Boin, Disue, Samre and Fanoma.

Larger towns

  • Enchi
  • Boinso
  • New Yakase
  • Jema
  • Asemkrom
  • Omape
  • Nigeria No. 2
    (KW. NARTEY)
  • Sewum
  • Kwawu
  • Karlo
  • Mollagye
  • Old Yakase
  • Achimfo
  • Yankoman Jensui
  • Yiwabra
  • Amonie
  • Adonikrom
  • Abochia

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