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Afadjoto (Mount Afadja) is the highest mountain in Ghana with a height of 885 meters and 2,904 ft. above sea level.

Volta Region

Ghana: Volta Region
Population: 1,659,040

The Volta Region is located along the southern half of the eastern border of Ghana, which it shares with the Republic of Togo. Greater Accra, Eastern and Brong Ahafo regions share boundaries with it on the west, on the north by the Northern Region, and on the south by the Gulf of Guinea. The region occupies an area of about 20,570 square kilometres or 8.6 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. 

Due to the Volta River and Volta Lake virtually completely encircling the area, irrigation and inland fishing have high prospects. The major freshwater fish sources for Ghana are the Volta River and Volta Lake, however irrigated agriculture has not yet been fully utilized. Shallot is grown extensively by irrigation, using ground water and boreholes, and is exported to various regions of West Africa. 

On its western edge, this region is similarly dominated by the River Volta and Lake Volta. The lake provides much of the water and is a source of power for the area. It also serves as a major waterway leading to the north and is a well-liked destination for pleasure. 

The mountains in the area are a portion of the Togo Range, which extends into the Republic of Togo from parts of the Ashanti and Eastern Regions. This range includes Mount Afadzato (Avadzeto), Ghana’s tallest mountain, which is situated in the Hohoe District. Some of the area’s tourism attractions include this mountain as well as a number of lovely natural landmarks, including the monkey sanctuary in Tafi (Hohoe district), which is close to Mountain Gemi (Amedzofe), and the Vli waterfalls.   

The rituals and celebrations are an expression of the numerous tribal histories and cultures present in the area. Coastal forts and other buildings from Europe can still be visible, and further north it is simple to find signs of the German colonial era. The local museum in Ho is a great resource for learning about our heritage’s origins.