Aowin/Suaman District

The Aowin / Suaman District is one of 13 districts in the Western Region of Ghana. It extends in a north-south direction along the border with the neighboring state of Ivory Coast and is separated by the district Jomoro from the Gulf of Guinea.


16 % of the population live in " urban " areas, ie in towns with more than 5000 inhabitants. Most residents of the district belong to a nation of Akangruppe, mostly the subgroups of Anyin (or Aowin ) or Suaman, which gave the district its name.

Economy and Environment

80 % of the workforce is employed in agriculture. The main cash crops are cassava, plantain, maize, yams.

More than half the area of the district is covered by forest (mainly rain forest ) and various tree species ( Odum, Mahogany ) are hardwood species of great economic value. Logging is therefore an important industry. There are nine forest reserves.

Also, the mining ( gold ) plays an economic role.

Main rainy season is from May to July and the " short rains " from September to October. In general, annual fall from 1500 to 1800 millimeters of precipitation.

The largest river of the district is the Tano, the next largest are the Bia and the tributaries of the Tano: Boin, Disue, Samre and Fanoma.

Larger towns

  • Enchi
  • Boinso
  • New Yakase
  • Jema
  • Asemkrom
  • Omape
  • No Nigeria. 2 ( Kw Nartey )
  • Sewum
  • Kwawu
  • Karlo
  • Mollagye
  • Old Yakase
  • Achimfo
  • Yankoman Jensui
  • Yiwabra
  • Amonie
  • Adonikrom
  • Abochia