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Bolgatanga
Town
First-top picture: Avenue Landscape and Hotel in Bolgatanga • First-bottom picture: Highway in Bolgatanga • Second-bottom picture: Restaurant in Bolgatanga.
First-top picture: Avenue Landscape and Hotel in Bolgatanga • First-bottom picture: Highway in Bolgatanga • Second-bottom picture: Restaurant in Bolgatanga.
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Bolgatanga is located in Ghana
Bolgatanga
Bolgatanga
Location of Bolgatanga in Upper.East region
Coordinates: 10°47′00″N 00°51′00″W / 10.78333°N 0.85000°W / 10.78333; -0.85000
CountryBolgatanga Ghana
RegionUpper East Region
DistrictBolgatanga Municipal District
Elevation
[2]
177 m (581 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total66,685[1]
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT
Area code039

Bolgatanga (Frafra: Bɔlegataŋa), colloquially known as Bolga, is a town and the capital of the Bolgatanga Municipality and Upper East Region of Ghana,[3][4] adjacent to the border with Burkina Faso. Bolgatanga has over 2012 settlements and a population of about 66,685 people.[1] Bolgatanga is 161 km (about 100 miles) to the north of Tamale. Bolgatanga lies in the Red Volta River Valley (which serves as a major migration route of elephants), with the White Volta River and the cliffs of the Gambaga Escarpment to the south of the town forming the southern boundary of the Upper East Region.[5]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.
  2. ^ "Traffic Rescue". Traffic Rescue. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  3. ^ "Upper East Regional Police Command acquires 3 motorbikes to increase patrols". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  4. ^ Adeaga, Favour (2021-01-27). "The Upper East Region districts and their capitals in Ghana". Yen- Ghana news. Retrieved 2023-09-16.
  5. ^ "Ghana » Upper East Region » Bolgatanga Municipal". Bolgatanga Municipal. 2014-03-12. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-18.

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