Ashaiman

Ashaiman (often wrongly spelled as "Ashiaman") is a large town in Greater Accra Region of South Ghana and is the capital of Ashaiman Municipal District, a district in Greater Accra Region.[2] Ashaiman has a well-known settlement population, estimated to number between some hundred thousands up to over one million people (298,841 inhabitants according to World Gazetter).[1]

Ashaiman

Ashiaman
Town & District Capital
Ashaiman is located in Ghana
Ashaiman
Ashaiman
Location of Ashaiman in Greater Accra Region
Coordinates: 5°42′N 0°02′W / 5.700°N 0.033°W / 5.700; -0.033Coordinates: 5°42′N 0°02′W / 5.700°N 0.033°W / 5.700; -0.033
CountryGhana
RegionGreater Accra Region
DistrictAshaiman Municipal District
Elevation
128 ft (39 m)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total298,841[1]
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT
Postcode district
Area code(s)030

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Ashaiman
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F 87 86 84 82 85 86 90 88 91
Average low °F 75 77 76 78 75 75 75 73 75 73 76 73 73
Average precipitation inches 0.3 0.4 1.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 0.2 52.0
Average high °C 31 30 29 28 29 30 32 31 33
Average low °C 24 25 24 26 24 24 24 23 24 23 24 23 23
Average precipitation mm 7.6 10 25 130 150 150 76 25 76 76 25 5.1 1,320
Source: Myweather2.com[3]

HistoryEdit

Ashaiman was founded by Nii Ashai after he had moved from Tema. Ashaiman is therefore named after him meaning Ashai's town."[4]

Ashaiman was greatly expanded by squatters who were building Tema and others who moved in to occupy government land.[5]

Educational institutionsEdit

Ashaiman Senior High School was founded on September 1990 by the Provisional National Defence Council. The school began with 39 students and two teachers. Currently the school has a population of about 1,400 students and 104 teachers. Courses offered in the school include General Arts, General Science, Agriculture, Business and Visual Arts.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ Greater Accra » Ashaiman Municipal district Archived 6 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Ashaiman Weather Averages". Myweather2. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Spotlight on Ashaiman | Opinions 2008-11-08".
  5. ^ Tipple, Graham; Korboe, David; Garrod, Guy; Willis, Ken (May 1999). "Housing supply in Ghana: A study of Accra, Kumasi and Berekum". Progress in Planning. 51 (4): 255–324. doi:10.1016/S0305-9006(99)00002-1.
  6. ^ "Ashaiman SHS 25th Anniversary launched - News Ghana".