Location & Size
Kpone-Katamanso is located along the coast in the Greater Accra Region and shares boundaries with Tema to the west, Dangbe West to the East, the Gulf of Guinea at the south and Akuapem South to the north.
The topography of Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly is generally flat and forms part of the coastal plains, the almost flat nature of the district has made it flood prone and therefore demands a high cost for construction of drainage. It also instructive to establish the fact that the District has a very vast expanse of virgin land. And this opens it up as the next industrial hub; a drive the Assembly aspires to embark on.
Topology & Drainage
The district lies in the coastal savannah zone of Ghana. It enjoys a dry equatorial climate with a mean annual rainfall ranging between 730mm to 790mm. The rainy season is usually from April to July (major rainy season) and from September to November (minor rainy season). The highest amount of rain is experienced in May, June and early July.
Temperatures are high all year round with significant daily and seasonal variations. The annual average temperatures range between 25oC and 30oC in the major rainy season while in the minor season temperatures ranges between 27oC and 35oC.
Climate & Vegetation
Vegetation The vegetation zones in the district comprise the following: shrub and grassland. The grassland is found in areas like Appolonia, Gbetsile, Santeo, Katamanso, etc. where livestock and crop farming is practiced.
Geology & Soil
The Precambrian rocks of the Dahomeyan formation underlie the District: metamorphic rocks mainly consisting of granite, gneiss and schist have been probably derived from sedimentary layers. Most of the communities in these areas have taken advantage of this and are engaged in stone quarry as a form of employment.
Date Created : 11/28/2017 5:30:03 AM