Quick Answer: Where is River Volta located in Ghana?

Volta River
Mouth Gulf of Guinea
• location Atlantic Ocean
• coordinates 5°46′N 0°41′ECoordinates: 5°46′N 0°41′E
Length 1,500 km (930 mi)

Where is river White Volta in Ghana?

The White Volta River Basin in Ghana is located between latitudes 8°50’N – 11°05’N and longitudes 0°06’E – 2°50’W. The drainage area within Ghana is about 50,000 km2 covering 20% of Ghana’s total land area, and constitutes about 44% of the total area of the White Volta River Basin.

Are there crocodiles in the Volta River?

Among the snakes are pythons, cobras, horned and puff adders, and green mambas. Crocodiles, the endangered manatees, and otters are found in the rivers and lagoons. Hippopotamuses are found in the Volta River. There are many species of lizards, tortoises, and giant snails.

Why was the Volta River so important?

The Volta River has been dammed at Akosombo for the purpose of generating hydroelectricity. The reservoir named Lake Volta stretches from Akosombo Dam in the south to the northern part of the country, and is the largest man-made reservoir by area in the world.

Volta River
• average 1,210 m3/s (43,000 cu ft/s)

Why is it called White Volta?

Innumerable turns along its course gave rise to the name Volta (Portuguese: “Twist”). … Its gradient is relatively gentle (about 2 feet per mile [40 cm per km]), and rainfall in its river valley is likewise relatively low.

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What are the major rivers in Ghana?

The Major Rivers Of Ghana

Rank Major Rivers of Ghana Total Length
1 Volta 994 miles
2 Black Volta 840 miles (shared with Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast)
3 White Volta 550 miles (shared with Burkina Faso)
4 Oti (Pendjari) 323 miles (shared with Benin, Burkina Faso, and Togo)

Which rivers in Ghana enter the sea?

Pra, river of southern Ghana. The Pra River rises in the Kwahu Plateau near Mpraeso and flows 150 miles (240 km) southward to enter the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) at Shama. Its main tributaries are the Ofin, Anum, and Birim.

Which Ghanaian river does not flow into the sea?

South of Kumasi, in the south-central part of the country, is Ghana’s only true natural lake—Bosumtwi—lying in a meteorite impact crater and without any outlet to the sea. Along the coast are numerous lagoons, most of them formed at the mouths of small streams.

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