Location and Size
The District is located on Longitudes 06°41'1?N and 6.68361°N and Latitudes 00°20'1?E and 0.33361°E. It shares boundaries to the east with Ho-West, North-Tongu District to the south, Agotime-Ziope District to the north and to the east with Akatsi-North District. The District covers a total land area of 800.8sqkm.
Relief and Drainage
The District is characterized by hills, mountains, lowland and generally rather undulating landscape. The very high areas are around the Adaklu scarp which rises to heights of 305 metres above sea level. A prominent feature in the District is the Adaklu Mountain located between Adaklu-Aboadi, Adaklu-Helekpe and Adaklu-Tsrefe. The general drainage system of the District is dominated by rivers like Awator, Tordze, Todzoto, Dawa, Kalakpa and other streamlets like Kpoduekpodue, and Anfoe. Other rivers include Kplikpa, Fortsihlui. The rivers do not provide all year round water supply to the communities they serve even though they present potential sources of surface water which can be treated and distributed for household consumption and other uses. During the dry season, the water levels reduce and some dry up completely.
Geology and Soil
Adaklu District is underlain with two major geological formations namely the forest soil (forest ochrosols, lethosols and intergrades found in the Adaklu Mountains area), savannah soil (heavy clay soil). The savannah soils are suitable for the cultivation of crops like maize, yam, cassava, groundnuts, cowpea, sorghum and a variety of vegetables. Some areas are also good for oil palm cultivation.
Date Created : 11/29/2017 1:47:26 AM