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Savelugu Municipal was carved out of the then Western Dagomba District Council which comprised Tamale, Tolon and Savelugu. The Municipality has its administrative capital at Savelugu.

 

It is located at the northern part of the Northern Region of Ghana and has a total land area of about 2022.6 sq. km. with a population density of 68.9 persons per sq. km.

 

It shares boundaries with West Mamprusi Municipal to the north, Karaga to the east, Kumbungu to the west and Tamale Metropolitan Assembly to the south. The altitude of the Municipality ranges between 400 and 800 feet above sea level.

 

The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 139,283 with 67,531 males and 71,752 females.