Location and Size
The Asunafo South District is one of the six Administrative Districts in the Ahafo Region. It was carved out from the then Asunafo District. The Asunafo South District was established by a Legislative Instrument L.I. 1773 in 2012. The creation of the district is in line with government’s objective of deepening decentralization and widespread development programmes and processes.
The District has an estimated land size of about 3,737 kilometre square. The Asunafo South District is located at the southern part of the Ahafo Region and shares boundaries with the Ashanti and Western Regions. The district shares common boarders with the Asunafo North Municipal to the north and the Juaboso District to the south-west. Other adjoining districts are the Sefwi-Wiaso Municipal in the Western North Region to the south-east, and Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti Region to the east.
Climate and Vegetation
The district lies within the west semi-equatorial climatic zone characterized by double rainfall maxima occurring in June and October. The first and the major rainy season occur between April and July whilst the second and the minor rainy season start from September to October. Mean monthly temperature is fairly uniform ranging between 25.5oC and 30oC. Relative humidity is generally high throughout the year, ranging between (70-75%) in the dry season and (75 – 80%) in the wet season. In terms of vegetation, the district lies within the moist semi-deciduous forest region of Ghana where different tree species of economic value such as Onyina/Ceiba, Dahoma, Sapele are found.
Relief and Drainage
Generally, the landscape of the district is undulating and rises between 500 feet to a little over 1000 feet above sea level. The topography is more rugged toward the south-western (Aboum area) parts of the district. The district has two main rivers namely: River Tano and River Sui. River Tano runs along the eastern fringes of the district (Noberkaw and Dantono areas), while River Sui runs along the southern fringes in the Kwapong-Abuom areas. The district is also characterized by other smaller streams and water bodies like Sii, Asufufuo, Ofiri, Apaapon, Akwaasua, Baahoo, Bosompim and Abonyere which are mainly seasonal in nature.
Date Created : 12/4/2017 7:04:29 AM
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