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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Physical and Natural Environment

Location and Size

 

Amansie Central District Assembly is one of the forty-three (43) Administrative Districts in the Ashanti Region. It was carved out of the erstwhile Bekwai District in 2004 by legislative Instrument (L1) 1774, 2004. It has about 206 settlements with Jacobu as the Administrative Capital. The District shares common boundaries with Amansie East to the north east, Amansie West to the west, Obuasi District Assembly to the south east, Adansi North to the east, Adansi South to the south and Upper Denkyira in the Central Region to the south (see figure 1).

The District can be found within Latitude 6000N and 6030N and Longitudes1000W and 2000W. It covers a total surface area of about 710 square kilometres (441.17sq miles) and forms about 2.5 percent of the total area of the Ashanti Region. The District has a location advantage since it is located in the forest zone of Ghana and that, the forest serves as a means of improving the climate which help agricultural production. Moreover, the district is known for its agrarian nature which is a major source of employment and offers large production of foodstuffs for most people in and outside the District.

 





Climate: Rainfall, Temperature and Humidity

The district experiences semi-equatorial climate. This is characterized by double maxima rainfall. The major rainfall season begins in March and ends in July, whilst the minor season starts from September and ends in November. The annual rainfall is between 1,600mm-1800mm. It has a fairly high and uniform temperature between 200C and 320C with a mean of 280C. The relative humidity however ranges between 70 and 80 percent in the dry season.