This chapter discusses the physical, economic and socio-cultural conditions that shape and influence lives in the Pru District. There are core natural and anthropogenic factors that influence economic production, consumption, reproduction, health, sanitation and the overall welfare of the people of the district. It is therefore important to put these issues into perspective to enable a fair appreciation of the current state of the district.The Pru District was created on the 18th of February, 2004 under Legislative Instrument 1778 of 2004. The District was created out of the then Atebubu District.
Location and Size
The district lies between Longitudes 0030”W and 1026”W and Latitudes 7050”N and 8022”N. It shares boundaries with seven (7) other districts, namely East Gonja to the North (Northern Region), Sene East and West to the East, Nkoranza and Atebubu-Amantin to the South and Kintampo-North and South to the West, all in the Brong Ahafo Region. The District covers an area of 3220.7kmsq
Relief and Drainage
The topography of the district is generally flat with undulating land surface of an elevation between 60 – 300 meters above sea level. The Pru River, which is a tributary to the Volta Lake flows across the northern part of the district. The Volta Lake and the Pru River flow through the district. The sluggish flow of the river permits the deposit of alluvial soils on the river beds and along their banks. The fertile nature of alluvial soils is a great potential for increased food production in the district. Other streams in the district are; Kpantwi, Gyebresi, Bonfra, Malakepo, Tanfi, Bumfari, Wansan, Pranbon, Bolepoase, Wotrewotre, Sele, Kefoose, Kalekya, Pre and Nyelase.
The District experiences Tropical Continental or Interior Savannah type of climate with mean annual temperature ranging between 26.50C and 27.20C. In extreme cases temperatures rise to about 400C. It also has double maxima rainfall pattern with annual rainfall ranging between 800mm to 1400mm.The first rainy season begins in June while the second rainy season begins in September or October.
The District falls within the Interior Savanna Woodland; grasses in this vegetation grow in tussocks and can reach a height of 10 feet or more. However, due to the transitional nature of the vegetation, the area does not exhibit typical savannah conditions. Common tree species found include, Baobab, Dawadawa, Acacia, Shea trees, and Mahogany which have adapted to this environment.
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