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BIRIM NORTH

THE DISTRICT PROFILE

Birim North District was carved out by LI 1422 from the former Birim District Council in 1987 as part of the government’s decentralization program, with New Abirem as its capital.

Assembly Members (40)
  • Male (35)
  • Female (5)

POPULATION

The District has an estimated population of 78,907 (according to 2010 population census) which is made up of 39,335 females and 39,572 Males. Compared with annual growth rates of other 25 districts of the region, the Birim North had the highest growth rate in the region due to mining activities.

LOCATION AND SIZE

The District covers a total Land area of 550 km sq and shares border to the north with Kwahu West Municipal, to the west with Asante Akyem South and Adansi South District all in the Ashanti Region, to the south with Akyemansa District; a newly created District which was carved out of the present Birim North District, and to the east with Atiwa and Kwaebibirem Districts. The district is strategically located as it is situated between bigger and economically vibrant towns such as Nkawkaw, Kade and Akim Oda.

D.C.E. - HON. RICHMOND N. DAMPTEY


Source: www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

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