|region||Western North Region|
|District Chief Executive||Appiah Kubi Baidoo|
|Population density||56 Ew. / km²|
The Sefwi-Wiawso District is a district of the Western North Region of the state of Ghana . It is located in the eastern part of the region and borders on the neighboring region of Ahafo . It is named after the capital of the district and the Sefwi ethnic group .
Economy, environment and infrastructure
The district is located in the zone of the tropical rainforest and is one of the most densely wooded in Ghana, the largest river is the Tano . Sefwi-Wiawso is predominantly agriculturally oriented, cocoa , corn , cassava , plantains , yams and palm oil are produced. Cocoa is the district's most important export-oriented product. Gold is found in rivers and streams, there are other deposits at Kokokrom, Anyinabrim, Akontombra and Nsawora / Nkwadum. Diamond deposits exist south of Wiawso near Bopa .
All larger towns in the district are connected to the power grid, 84 of 174 municipalities have access to drinking water supplies. The district capital is well connected by highways with Kumasi (capital of the Ashanti region ) and Sekondi-Takoradi , the capital of the western region.
The Jews of Sefwi-Wiawso
As a special religious feature, there is a Jewish community in the capital Sefwi-Wiawso (or Wiawso for short). The congregation arose from the vision of an ethnic Sefwi in the 1970s, according to which the Sefwi - as certain similarities in the tradition (e.g. avoiding pork or Saturday as a day of rest) showed - were one of the lost tribes of Israel . Today there is a synagogue and a Jewish community of a few hundred people, which meanwhile has contacts with other Jewish communities in the USA.
Locations with more than 5000 inhabitants
- on the flora of the district (PDF file; 104 kB)
- About the Jewish community of Sefwi-Wiawso