Winneba

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Winneba
Simpa
Town
North Campus of University of Education, Winneba
North Campus of University of Education, Winneba
Official logo of Winneba
Seal
Winneba is located 56 km (35 mi) west of Accra and 140 km (90 mi) east of Cape Coast
Winneba is located 56 km (35 mi) west of Accra and 140 km (90 mi) east of Cape Coast
Winneba is located in Ghana
Winneba
Winneba
Location of Winneba in Central region, South Ghana
Coordinates: 5°21′00″N 0°37′30″W / 5.35000°N 0.62500°W / 5.35000; -0.62500Coordinates: 5°21′00″N 0°37′30″W / 5.35000°N 0.62500°W / 5.35000; -0.62500
Region Central Region
District Effutu Municipal District
Population (2013)
 • Total 55,331[1]
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT

Winneba, is a town and the capital of Effutu Municipal District in Central Region of South Ghana. Winneba has a population of 55,331.[1] Winneba, traditionally known as Simpa,[2] is a historic fishing port in south Ghana, lying on the south coast, 140 kilometres (90 mi) east of Cape Coast.[2][3][4] The current member of parliament is Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin.

History

From pre-colonial times through the establishment of the British colony the Gold Coast, (Effutu) Winneba served as a port town.[5] Fort Winneba was built here.

Industry and culture

Winneba during Aboakyer festival

The main industries of Winneba are fishing and services. It is known for the Aboakyer deer-hunting festival in Winneba and its New Year fancy dress carnival/masquerading festival.[6] The town has a rich musical tradition and currently boasts of several renowned musical groups in the country, including the Winneba Youth Choir, the Osimpam Ompeh group,and the Akoo show Choir. Winneba Senior High School is the only major public secondary cycle educational institute available in this town.

The University of Education, Winneba has its main campus in Winneba.

Neighborhoods

Winneba has a number of neighborhoods stretching from the coastal areas to non-coastal areas. It also includes rural areas which provide farm power aside the fishing activity employed by the inhabitants of the coasts. Below are some of the well-known neighborhoods of Winneba.

Urban areas

  • Winneba Junction
  • Lowcost
  • Yepemso
  • Nkwantanan
  • Kundum
  • Abasraba
  • Girls-Ase
  • Kojo-Beedu
  • Winneba Senior High School
  • Central Campus
  • North Campus
  • South Campus
  • Zongo
  • Sankor
  • Water-works

Rural areas

  • Essuekyir
  • Woarabeba
  • Gyaahadze
  • Osubonpanyin
  • Ateitu
  • Atakyedo
  • Gyangyanadze
  • Kookrom

Climate

Climate data for Winneba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(91.4)
32.3
(90.1)
31.9
(89.4)
31.1
(88.0)
34.4
(93.9)
29.6
(85.3)
28.3
(82.9)
29
(84.2)
29.4
(84.9)
30.6
(87.1)
32.5
(90.5)
42
(107.6)
42
(107.6)
Average low °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
13.6
(56.5)
11.9
(53.4)
10.8
(51.4)
14.5
(58.1)
13.5
(56.3)
15.5
(59.9)
14.2
(57.6)
12.7
(54.9)
16.8
(62.2)
15.7
(60.2)
12.1
(53.8)
11.9
(53.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
38
(1.5)
221
(8.7)
66
(2.6)
38
(1.5)
8
(0.3)
25
(1.0)
58
(2.3)
5
(0.2)
23
(0.9)
516
(20.3)
Source: Meoweather.com[7]

Sister cities

List of sister cities of Winneba, designated by Sister Cities International:

Country City County / District / Region / State Date Ref.
United States USA Birmingham, AL Flag of Alabama.svg Alabama November 15, 2009
[8]
United States USA Charlottesville, VA Flag of Virginia.svg Virginia August 2, 2010
[9]
United States USA Lowell, MA Flag of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts
[10]

Personalities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com.
  2. ^ a b "Central Region". Ghana Embassy in Japan. Retrieved 28 April 2006.
  3. ^ Kwesi Ewusi Brown, "Social Conflicts in Contemporary Effutu Festivals", 2005, Masters Thesis for Bowling Green State University, advisor Steven Cornelius, p. 1
  4. ^ Brown, 2005, pp. 2-3
  5. ^ Brown (2005), p. 1
  6. ^ Brown, 2005, p. 3
  7. ^ "Winneba Weather Averages". Meoweather. 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Ghanam Birmingham". birminghamsistercities.com. n.d.
  9. ^ Tasha Kates (November 15, 2009). "Residents chime in on city clock designs". The Daily Progress.
  10. ^ Under Resolution

External links

  • Ghana-pedia webpage - Winneba
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