Location and Size
Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly has a total land area of approximately 725km2. The Municipality is bounded by six districts namely Atiwa District to the north, West Akim District to north west, Fanteakwa North District to the east, New Juaben South Municipal to the south, Yilo Krobo Municipal to the south east and Suhum Municipal to the west
Relief and Drainage
The land is generally undulating and rises about 240 metres to 300 metres above sea level. There are several different types of rock formation which give the different relief features ranging from flat bottom valleys to steep-sided highlands usually covered with iron pans, bauxite and kaolin. Also found are masses of granite which occur in parallel belts. Abuakwa North municipality is also drained by rivers such as the Birim, Densu, and Bompong most of which have their catchment areas within the Apedwa Forest Ranges. Several other seasonal streams are found in the municipality. The pattern is largely dendritic flowing in the north-south direction.
The municipality lies in the west semi-equatorial zone which is characterized by two main rainfall seasons occurring in June and October; the first rainy season starts from May to June and the second from September to October. The mean annual rainfall is between 125mm and 175mm. The dry seasons are distinct starting between November and late February. Temperatures are found to be fairly uniform ranging between 26degree celsius in August and 30degree celsius in March. Relative humidity is generally high throughout the year, ranging between 70% - 80% in the dry season and 75% - 80% in the wet season.
The Municipality lies within the moist semi-deciduous forest. There are few forest reserves covering about 108.8sq km. The forest reserves constitute about 15% of the entire surface area of the district. Some commercial tree species contained in the forest are Milicia excelsa
Date Created : 12/4/2017 6:58:20 AM
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