Asunafo North Municipal District

Asunafo North Municipal District is one of the six districts in Ahafo Region, Ghana.[2] It was formerly part of the then-larger Asunafo District from 1988 until the southern part of the district was split off by a decree of president John Agyekum Kufuor on 12 November 2003 (effectively 17 February 2004) to become Asunafo South District. The remaining norther part was renamed as Asunafo North District which was later elevated to municipal status on 29 February 2008 to become Asunafo North Municipal District. The municipality is located in the western part of Ahafo Region and has Goaso as its capital town.

Asunafo North Municipal District
Municipal District
Official seal of Asunafo North Municipal District
Asunafo North Municipal District is located in Ghana
Asunafo North Municipal District
Asunafo North Municipal District
Location of Asunafo North Municipal District within Ahafo Region
Coordinates: 6°48′N 2°31′W / 6.800°N 2.517°W / 6.800; -2.517
Country Ghana
Region Brong-Ahafo
CapitalGoaso
Government
 • Municipal Chief ExecutiveYaw Osei Boahen
Area
 • Total1,093 km2 (422 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total150,198[1]
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

HistoryEdit

Asunafo North Municipal District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 6 Municipalities and Districts in the Ahafo Region. It was one of the first Districts created in the then Brong-Ahafo Region dating back as far as 1912.

Asunafo North Municipal District lies between latitudes 6°27°N and 7.00°N and longitudes 2°52°W and shares common boundaries with Asutifi South District in the north east, Dormaa Central Municipal on the north west and Juaboso District and Sefwi-Wiaso Municipal in Western North Region on the west-south borders, and Asunafo South District in the Ahafo Region on the south-eastern borders.

The total land size of the Municipality is 1093.7 km2 with 389.7 km2 covered by forest reserves. The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 124,685 with 62,854 males and 61,831 females.[3]

List of settlementsEdit

Settlements of Asunafo North Municipal District.[4]
No. Settlement Population Population year
1 Mim 30,753 2017
2 Goaso 24,846 2017
3 Akrodie 5,259 1017
4 Fawohoyeden 5,168 2017
5 Kasapin 4,563 2017
6 Ayomso 4,097 2017
7 Bediako 3,212 2017
8 Dominase 2,081 2017
9 Asumura 2,212 2017
10 Pomaakrom 1,542 2017
11 Bitre Ahenkro (Kojo Addai) 1,420 2017
12 Nyamekyebekyere 1,274 2017
13 Ampenkro 1,159 2017
14 Abebresekrom 1,126 2017
15 Gyakontabuo 1,108 2017
16 Kwaopotey 1,086 2017
17 Nyankomagokrom 1,023 2017
18 Kofi Mmerekrom 1,016 2017
19 Daseana 1,012 2017
19 Gyasikrom 1,002 2017

SourcesEdit

  • "Asunafo North Municipal District". Statoids.
  • District: Asunafo North Municipal District
  • 19 New Districts Created, November 20, 2003.

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 6°48′N 2°31′W / 6.800°N 2.517°W / 6.800; -2.517