Gushegu Municipal District

Gushegu Municipal District is one of the sixteen districts in Northern Region, Ghana.[2] Originally it was formerly part of the then-larger Gushegu-Karaga District in 1988, which was created from the former East Dagomba District Council, until the western part of the district was split off to create Karaga District on 27 August 2004; thus the remaining part has been renamed as Gushegu District, which it was later elevated to municipal district assembly status on that same year to become Gushegu Municipal District. The municipality is located in the northeast part of Northern Region and has Gushegu as its capital town.

Gushegu Municipal District
Municipal District
Districts of Northern Region
Districts of Northern Region
Gushegu Municipal District is located in Ghana
Gushegu Municipal District
Gushegu Municipal District
Location of Gushegu Municipal District within Northern
Coordinates: 9°55′9″N 0°13′5″W / 9.91917°N 0.21806°W / 9.91917; -0.21806
Country Ghana
RegionNorthern
CapitalGushegu
Government
 • District ExecutiveAlhassan Fuseini
Area
 • Total5,796 km2 (2,238 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total153,965[1]
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
ISO 3166 codeGH-NP-GU

BoundariesEdit

To the north are East Mamprusi District and West Mamprusi District, to the south the Yendi District. The Saboba-Chereponi District is to the east and the Savelugu-Nanton District lies to the west. Gushegu is 105 kilometres north east of Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region.[3]

VillagesEdit

The major and only town is the capital Gushegu, and the major villages in the district are:

  • Kpatinga
  • Zinindo
  • Gaa
  • Geluwei
  • Nayogu
  • Samang/Yapala
  • Gbagu
  • Limo
  • Bulugu
  • Nawuhugu
  • Watugu
  • Nabuli
  • Zamanshiju
  • Bogu
  • Zantili
  • Shintoli
  • Samtemo
  • Pumo
  • Gbambu
  • Kpatili
  • Nyensung
  • Gungula
  • Sugu
  • Gushegu-Kamonaliyi
  • Damdaboli
  • Ofeni Wawwo
  • Zori
  • Samanga
  • Gmanicheri
  • Tintang[4]

TourismEdit

There are weaving and smock sewing centres at Karaga and Kpatinga. Being developed are the Daka Forest Reserve with a large monkey population and the Karaga Forest Resreve. The Greenwich Meridian passes through Namangbeni.[5]

SourcesEdit

  • "Districts of Ghana". Statoids.
  • GhanaDistricts.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ghana: Administrative Division
  2. ^ Gushegu District
  3. ^ "Northern Region » Gushegu". GhanaDistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  4. ^ "district information". Gushegu District Assembly. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  5. ^ "Tourism Attractions". GhanaDistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2010-06-08.


Coordinates: 9°55′9″N 0°13′5″W / 9.91917°N 0.21806°W / 9.91917; -0.21806