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Tarkwa
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Tarkwa

</div>Location of Tarkwa in Western Region

Coordinates: 05°18′00″N 01°59′00″W / 5.3°N 1.9833333°W / 5.3; -1.9833333Coordinates: 05°18′00″N 01°59′00″W / 5.3°N 1.9833333°W / 5.3; -1.9833333
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Western Region
District Tarkwa-Nsuaem
Population (2012)
 • Total 34,743[1]
 • Ethnicity Akan people
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Tarkwa is a town and is the capital of Tarkwa-Nsuaem, a district in the Western Region of southwest Akanland.[2] [3] Tarkwa has a population of 34,743 people.[1]

Economy

Natural resources

Tarkwa is noted as a centre of gold and manganese mining. Tarkwa Mine, which is a large open-cast gold mine, is situated to the northwest of the town, and Nsuta manganese mine is situated to the east of the town. Tarkwa Mine mines several low-grade conglomeratic "reefs" of Tarkwaian type. These reefs are of mid-Proterozoic age. Tarkwa Mine currently (since 2007) has the distinction of being the largest gold mine in Akanland. Approximately 24 tons of gold is produced annually, and 100 million tons of earth is moved to achieve this production rate. The Tarkwa Goldfield was discovered a few years before the Witwatersrand Goldfield in South Africa.

The Iduapriem Gold Mine is also located near Tarkwa, 10 km south of the town.[4]

Transport

Tarkwa is a junction station, and is served by Tarkwa Train Station.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 World Gazetteer online. World-gazetteer.com.
  2. Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal District
  3. Touring Western Region
  4. AngloGold - Iduapriem AngloGold Ashanti website, accessed: 10 August 2010

External links


Western Akanland
Metropolitan

Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan (Sekondi-Takoradi)

Municipal Nzema East Municipal (Axim) •
Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal (Tarkwa)
Ordinary

Ahanta West (Agona Nkwanta) • Aowin/Suaman (Enchi) •
Bia (Essam) • Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai (Bibiani) •
Ellembelle (Ellembelle) • Jomoro (Half Assini) •
Juabeso (Juaboso) • Mpohor/Wassa East (Daboase) • Prestea-Huni Valley (Bogoso) •
Sefwi Akontombra (Sefwi Akontombra) •
Sefwi-Wiawso (Wiawso) • Shama District (Shama) • Wasa Amenfi East (Wassa-Akropong) •
Wasa Amenfi West (Asankragua) • Wassa West (Aboso)


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