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UPPER EAST REGION, Ghana - Bongo is a district capital in the Bongo district, Ghana

 

 

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Bongo District
RegionUpper East Region
District typeordinary
District Chief Executive
CapitalBongo
MP Albert Abongo (NDC)
Area488 km²
Population (2002)77,894

ISO 3166

GH-UE-BO

UPPER EAST REGION, Ghana - Bongo is a district capital in the Bongo district, Ghana
 
 
 

Bongo District

is a district of Ghana near the city ofBolgatanga, Upper East Region, Ghana.
(GH.UE.BO d in the Hierarchical Administrative Subdivision Code).
It shares borders withBurkina Fasoto the North and East, Kassena-Nankana District in the West and the Bolgatanga District in the South.
The total area is 459 square kilometers.
The predominant occupation is subsistence farming along with some handicraft production.
In 2000 the population was estimated at 77,885. making a population density of 1.83 per square kilometers.
The District contains one health center with 6 sub-clinics located throughout the district.
UPPER WEST REGION, Ghana 

Bolgatanga Municipal District ,

BOLGATANGA+ IMAGE

Bawku Municipal District, - BAWKU

Bawku West District , -ZEBILLA

Bongo District, - BONGO+ IMAGE

Builsa District , - SANDEMA

Garu-Tempane District , - GARU


Kassena/Nankana District , - NAVRONGO

Kassena Nankana West District, - Paga+ IMAGE

Talensi-Nabdam District , - TONGO

Live, local weather conditions for Bongo, Ghana

Bongo, GHA
Updated Friday, September 22, 2017 12:00 AM
T-Storms
T-Storms
26°CHigh: 33°C
Low: 24°C
Wind: 7 km/h kph
Humidity: 94%
Light Rain
Friday
29° / 24°
Light Rain
Saturday
31° / 24°
Partly Sunny
Sunday
34° / 25°
Partly Sunny
Monday
35° / 25°
MSN Weatherhttp://www.foreca.com/
 

The area is generally flat with occasional outcrops of rocks as an altitude of 200 m.

The landsacape has little vegetation.
The landscape borders on the Sudan Savannah Zone although technically in the Guinea Savannah Zone.
The area is in danger of desertification.
There is an average of 70 rain days a year, with a rainfall of 600-1,400 mm.
The soil has been damaged by intensive use, losing much of its fertility and water holding capacity.
During the dry season the rivers dry up and the vegetation whithers, the luive stock loses weight and 70% of local households sens at least one person to the south to look for work.

There is a single rainy season from April to September.
If it comes late or if there is a drought, the farmers perform ceremonies in a special grove called a Tinkana.
This is preserved because it is believed to house spirits and traditional gods.
There, people (mostly farmers) pray.
Between October and November every year they hold the Boaram Festival to give thanks to the gods for a good season.
The oldest man in the village sacrifices an animals to the gods.
He is selected for of his age and wisdom, rather than through any special abilities.
 
 

The Bongo Rocksprovide a beautiful view of all of the Bongo district and are easy to ascend.

 

 

Welcome to Bongo in Ghana! It`s a good place to have some days off. Visit the Bongo Rocks, discover the wildlife (Lions, Monkeys, Boas), there is also a small lake. Make a day visit to Burkina Faso.
Visit the Bongo fire festival, every December - January by full moon
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They have an intricate the numbering system that leads to the top.
The resonating rocks are hard to find.

Boaram is the festival for the Talensis in the Bongo Tradition Area who reside at Bongo. It is held between October and November .
 
Women at Bongo market, collecting fire wood.
 
 

Basic Schools in Bongo and Bongo Destrict

BONGO L/A JSS 902001 BONGO  / BONGO SOE R/C JSS 902005 ""  / BONGO-BEO R/C JSS 902006 ""

FEO L/A JSS 902007 FEO   /  NAMOO L/A JSS 902008 NAMOO  / ANAFOBISI L/A JSS 902012 ANAFOBISI
SALIGA L/A JSS 902014 SALIGA  / GOWRIE L/A JSS 902002 GOWRIE  / TARONGO L/A JSS 902003 TARONGO
GOO L/A JSS 902004 GOO  / DUA L/A JSS 902009 DUA  / BALUNGU L/A JSS 902010 BALUNGU
VEA L/A JSS 902011 VEA  / GAMBRONGO L/A JSS 902013 GAMBRONGO

Secondary Schools

Bongo Secondary Bongo

Gowrie Sec/Tech. Gowrie