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Ashanti

SEKYERE SOUTH

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Sekyere South District Assembly was established by Legislative instrument 1898 in the year 2008. Until 2008, the district was known as Afigya Sekyere District Assembly. As a result of demarcation of the district in that year, Afigya was carved out and the district boundary redefined and named Sekyere South District Assembly under a Legislative Instrument 1898.


LOCATION AND SIZE
The district is located in the northern part of the region and covers an area of 584 sq km representing 2.4% of the total land area of the Ashanti Region (24,389km).The district capital which is Agona is 22kms from Kumasi. Some major communities in the district include; Jamasi, Kona, Wiamoase, Asamang, Tano-Odumasi and Bepoase.The district shares boundaries with Mampong Municipal to the north, Sekyere East in the east, Kwabre East District in the south and Afigya Kwabre District in the west.The Assembly has one constituency (Sekyere South), three (3) Town Councils, Six (6) Area Councils and 33 unit committees. Greater part of the district falls within a dissected plateau with a height of 800m-1200m above sea level. Traditional authority in the district comprises one paramount and nine divisions making Agona Traditional Council.

POPULATION
The population of the District according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census was,94,009 with a growth rate of 3.1% with female dominating the population


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