Upper Denkyira District

Upper Denkyira District is one of 13 districts in the Central Region of Ghana. It is bordered by the districts Twifo / Hemang / Lower Denkyira and Assin North in the Central Region. Upper Denkyira also borders the Western Region with their districts Bibiani / Anhwiaso / Bekwai, Wasa Wasa Amenfi West and East Amenfi. In the north, the district also borders the Ashanti region with the districts of Obuasi Municipal, Amansie East and West Amansie. Chief Executive of the district with the capital Dunkwa -On- Offin and 122 537 inhabitants, Richard Anane Adabor.

Upper Denkyira was formed in addition to the district Twifo / Hemang / Lower Denkyira from the former district Denkyira in 1988.


The district is situated on a plateau, which rises to a height of 250 meters above the sea level. The capital Dunkwa -On- Offin takes its name from the location of the village on the river Dunkwa Offin. Also the famous Pra River flows through the district, its tributaries Subin NiNTA, Aponapon, Tuatian, slide, Afiefi and Subin are also located in the district.


The total population in 1960, with 34,011 people in 1970 at 44 468, 1984 and 68.329 in 2000 was 108 444. For 2006, estimates indicated a population of 122 537. The population grew so 1960-1984 by 2.8 percent annually and 1984-2000 by 3.1. Currently the population is growing by 3.1. In Upper Denkyira women are represented 50.4 percent of the population.

The population is on average 19.1 years old, the national average is 19.4 years. About half the population is younger than 20 years, children under 15 years represent 28.9 percent of the population. The age group between 15 and 64 years of working age and represents 52 percent of the total population. Women of childbearing age between 15 and 45 years represent 45.8 percent of the female population.

In the census of 2000, only the district capital Dunkwa -On- Offin reached a statistically urban area with a population of 26,215 people at that time. The second largest city is Ayanfuri in 2000 with a population of 3,935 people. Only 23.2 percent of the population of the district in order to live in the city, 76.8 percent in rural areas.

The Denkyira are the Akan Associated people who originally lived on the present territory of Upper Denkyira District. Due to a variety of internal migration within Ghana's Ashanti, Fante, Akwapim, Ewe and ethnic groups came from the north of Ghana in the district.

The dominant religion is Christianity in the district with an estimated for 1996, supporters of 93 percent of the population. Another 4 percent are followers of Islam, traditional religions were 1.7 per cent and 1.6 per cent belong to another or no religion.


In the district of Upper Denkyira two constituencies have been established. In the constituency, Upper Denkyira West won Benjamin Kofi Ayeh for the party New Patriotic Party (NPP ) in the 2004 parliamentary elections the seat in the Ghanaian parliament. In the Upper Denkyira East constituency this Nana Amoakoh of the Party ( NPP) succeeded.


  • Dunkwa -On- Offin
  • Ayafuri
  • Diaso
  • Kyekyewere
  • Mfuom
  • Dominase
  • Ntom
  • New Obuasi
  • Nkotumso
  • Maudaso
  • Asikuma
  • Jameso Nkwanta
  • Buabinso
  • Bethelehem
  • Buabin
  • Akropong
  • Nkronua
  • Akwaboso
  • Afiefiso