Size and location

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly covers a total land area of 506.7 Km2. It is located at the heart of Brong Ahafo Region lying between Latitudes 70 20’N and 70 05’N and Longitudes 20 30’W and 2010’W. It is bordered on the north by Sunyani West District; west by Dormaa East District south by Asutifi District to the South and east by Tano North District

Climate, vegetation and drainage

The Sunyani Municipality lies within the Wet Semi-Equatorial Climatic Zone of Ghana. The monthly temperatures vary between 23ºC and 33ºC with the lowest around August and the highest around March and April. The average rainfall is 88.99cm. The district experiences double maxima rainfall pattern with the main rainy season between March and September and the minor between October to December. The relative humidity averaging between75% and 80% during the rainy seasons and below 70% during the dry seasons is ideal for luxurious vegetative growth.

Sunyani Municipality falls largely within the Moist – Semi Deciduous Forest Vegetation Zone containing most of the valuable timber species. The two major forest reserves are the Yaya and Amoma forest reserves. Cocoa and citrus thrive well in the vegetation type in the district. The water bodies including the Tano, Amoma, Kankam, Benu, Yaya and Bisi rivers are seasonal.

Date Created : 11/20/2017 3:20:14 AM