Mfantsiman Municipal District
The Mfantseman District is one of 13 districts in the Central Region of Ghana. It extends about 21 km along the coastline of the Gulf of Guinea and along reaches an average of 13 kilometers deep into the country.
The Mfantseman district is predominantly inhabited by Fante.
The largest town of the district, Mankessim, plays a central role in the history of the Fanti, provide the majority of the people of the entire Central Region. Here coming from Techiman inland Fanti have settled 750 years ago by the first legend. Mankessim was also the capital of the Fanti Confederation of the 19th century.
The district was very early in the influence of the Europeans - from the 15th century, the Portuguese, and later Dutch and British - exposed. In Anomabu today is the British Fort William a tourist attraction, in Kormantse Fort Amsterdam.
Economy and infrastructure
75 % of the population live on agriculture, are produced cocoa, palm oil, pineapple, oranges, plantains, beans and yams. In Egyaa sugar cane is processed into "Local Gin " in Akobima find Weietrverarvbeitung of palm oil instead.
The coastal towns Biriwa, Anomabo, Otuam, Abandze and Kormantse live mainly from fishing. The trade is also an important factor, especially Mankessim here has national significance.
The district is rich in mineral resources, in particular kaolin ( which is processed in Saltpond to ceramic ), but also tin, granite, beryllium, gold and others. Off the coast of the district of crude oil is produced since the 1970s.
The beaches of Biriwa and Saltpond and the aforementioned slave castles of Anomabu and Abandze attract many tourists, so that tourism has become a local economy.
Climate and Environment
The district Mfantsiman has a relatively mild climate with average temperatures 24-28 ° C. From the original dense forest cover only isolated islets remain, in particular to sacred groves around.