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Location and Size:

The Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bikwai Municipal is located in the north-eastern part of the Western North Region. It covers an area of 873sq km representing 8.6% of the total land area of the region.

Bibiani, the Municipal capital is 88km. from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and 356km from the Western regional capital, Sekondi.


Topology & Drainage

The Municipality falls within the forest dissected plateau region of Ghana and is underlain by Precambrian rocks of the Birimian and Tarkwain formations. The Municipality terrain averages 350 metres above sea level with isolated peaks reaching 567 metres. The highest point in the district and for that matter, the entire Western Region is about 660 metres at Atanyamekrom, near Awaso.

A gently rolling landscape is found over lower Birimian rocks. The rivers in the Municipality are in the closed forest. The major river is River Ankobra, whose source is in the Municipality. The other rivers forming tributaries of the Ankobra include Awa, Krodua, Atronsu, Subriso, Krosieni, Akassu and Amponsah.


Climate & Vegetation

The Municipality is located in the equatorial climate zone. Temperatures are uniformly high throughout the district and rainfall is heavy. The combination of the two translates into high relative humidity. The district falls within the equatorial rain forest.

The natural vegetation is the moist semi-deciduous forest. There are various tree species of economic value. The district is endowed with rich forest ochrosols, conducive to the cultivation of both industrial and food crops. Forest oxysols are found around Sefwi Bekwai-Awaso area. These are rich in bauxite deposits extensively mined in the district.

 

Geology & Soil

The geology of the Municipality is dominated by the Precambrian metamorphic rocks of the Birimian system where auriferous quartz veins occur.


Date Created : 11/28/2017 6:34:52 AM