Physical features

Location and size

The Asuogyaman District is located approximately between latitudes 6º 34º N and 6º 10º N and longitudes 0º 1º W and 0º14E. It is about 120m above Mean Sea Level (MSL). It covers a total estimated surface area of 1,507 sq. km, constituting 5.7 percent of the total area of the Eastern Region.

Afram Plains South District borders the district to the north and the Upper and Lower Manya districts to the south and west. Asuogyaman is a traditional district situated between the Volta and Eastern Regions and share borders to the east with Kpando, North Dayi, Ho and the North Tongu Districts of the Volta Region.

The topography of the district is generally undulating. It is mountainous and interspersed with low lying plains to the west and the east. The Volta River cuts through such ridges to create a gorge ideal for the construction of the Volta Dam at Akosombo. On the average, the highest of the peaks in the District ranges between 700 – 800m above sea level.


The Asuogyaman District lies within the Dry Equatorial Climate Zone, which experiences substantial amount of precipitation. This is characterized by a double maxima rainfall, which reaches its peak period in May - July, and the minor season occurs in the period of September - November. Annual rainfall usually starts in April with the peak month in June and ends in November. The dry season sets in November - December and ends in March. The annual rainfall is between 67m and 1130mm; temperatures are warm throughout the year with maximum monthly mean of 37.2ºC and a minimum of 21.0ºC. Relative humidity is generally high ranging from the highest of 98% in June to 31% in January.


Date Created : 11/23/2017 3:57:00 AM