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Ghanaian Food, Bongo Bongo, BONABOTO is a union of citizens who hail from the environs of the Bolgatanga, Bongo and Talensi-Nabdam Districts of the Upper-East Region of Ghana in West Africa. BONABOTO is actually an acronym that stands for Bolgatanga, Nangodi, Bongo and Tongo, the four major towns within the above mentioned districts.


Bongo District – Kreis Bongo
Region Upper East Region
District type ordinary – Einfacher Kreis District Chief Executive – Kreis Buergermeister – Francis A. Akurugu Capital Bongo – KREISSTADT Bongo Area 488 km² Population (2002) 77,894 ISO 3166 GH-UE-BO

Bongo District is a district of Ghana near the city of Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, Ghana. (GH.UE.BO d in the Hierarchical Administrative Subdivision Code).

vegeta seasoningThe Bongo District is a district near the state capital Bolgatanga (Upper East Region, Ghana) It shares borders with Burkina Faso to the North and East, Kassena-Nankana District in the West and the Bolgatanga District in the South. The total area is 459 square kilometers. The district shares a border with Burkina Faso in the north and in the west with the Kassena-Nankana district. As well as with the Bolgatanga district in the south. The entire area is 459 square kilometers. 

The predominant occupation is subsistence farming along with some handicraft production. In 2000 the population was estimated at 77,885. making a population density of 1.83 per square kilometers. The District contains one health center with 6 sub-clinics located throughout the district. 

There are two senior secondary schools, thirteen junior secondary schools and forty primary schools. The main activities are agriculture and a little artisanal production. In the year 2000 the estimated population was about 77,885, so about 1.83 people on one square kilometer. There is a district hospital in the district, with 6 outposts across the district. There are 2 senior primary schools, 13 junior primary schools and 40 simple schools.

This is BONGO

wholesale-groceries-onlineThe area is generally flat with occasional outcrops of rocks as an altitude of 200 m.
The landscape has little vegetation. The landscape borders on the Sudan Savannah Zone although technically
in the Guinea Savannah Zone. The area is in danger of desertification. There is an average of 70 rain days a year,
with rainfall of 600-1,400 mm. The soil has been damaged by intensive use,
losing much of its fertility and water holding capacity. During the dry season
the rivers dry up and the vegetation withers, the livestock loses weight, and 70% of local households sens at least one person to the south to look for work.

Das Gebiet ist im allgemeinen flach mit haufig herausragenden Felsen bis 200 m hoehe . Die Landschaft grenzt an
die sudanaesische Steppenzone.
( zaehlt aber noch zur Guinea Steppenzone )
Das Gebiet ist in Gefahr ,sich zur Wueste zu entwickeln .
Durchschnittlich haben wir in dieser Region 70 Regentage pro Jahr , mit einem Regenfall von 600-1400 mm.

jacobs-cream-crackersThere is a single rainy season from April to September. If it comes late or
if there is a drought, the farmers perform ceremonies in a special grove called
a Tinkana.
This is preserved because it is believed to house spirits and traditional gods. There, people (mostly farmers) pray.
Between October and November every year they hold
the Boaram Festival to give thanks to the gods for a good season.
The oldest man in the village sacrifices animals to the gods.
He is selected for of his age and wisdom,
rather than through any special abilities.

The Bongo Rocks ( Picture 1 MB – Free to download, private – use ! )

provide a beautiful view of all of the Bongo District and are easy to ascend.
They have an intricate numbering system that leads to the top.
The resonating rocks are hard to find.

Boarman is the festival for the Talensis in the Bongo Tradition Area who resides at Bongo.
It is held between October and November.


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