Your question: Is Black Volta a river found in Africa?

The Adomi Bridge crosses the Volta river south of the Akosombo Dam. The Volta River is the main river system in the West African country of Ghana. It flows south into Ghana from Bobo-Dioulasso highlands of Burkina Faso. The main parts of the river are the Black Volta, the White Volta, and the Red Volta.

What countries does the Volta River flow through?

Volta basin

  • It spreads over six riparian West African countries (Benin to the east, Burkina Faso to the north, Côte d’Ivoire to the west, Mali, Togo and Ghana to the south). …
  • The rapid growing population is increasingly adding pressure on land and water resources.

Are there crocodiles in the Volta River?

Among the snakes are pythons, cobras, horned and puff adders, and green mambas. Crocodiles, the endangered manatees, and otters are found in the rivers and lagoons. Hippopotamuses are found in the Volta River. There are many species of lizards, tortoises, and giant snails.

Is River Volta man made?

The Volta River has been dammed at Akosombo for the purpose of generating hydroelectricity. The reservoir named Lake Volta stretches from Akosombo Dam in the south to the northern part of the country, and is the largest man-made reservoir by area in the world.

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Volta River
• average 1,210 m3/s (43,000 cu ft/s)

Is Akosombo part of Volta Region?

Lake Volta is the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area. It covers 8,502 square kilometres (3,283 sq mi), which is 3.6% of Ghana’s land area.

Akosombo Dam
Impounds Volta River
Height (foundation) 114 m (374 ft)
Length 660 m (2,170 ft)
Width (base) 366 m (1,201 ft)

What is the meaning of Volta?

voltanoun. A turning; a time; — chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated.

Why is it called White Volta?

Innumerable turns along its course gave rise to the name Volta (Portuguese: “Twist”). … Its gradient is relatively gentle (about 2 feet per mile [40 cm per km]), and rainfall in its river valley is likewise relatively low.

What is the meaning of Volta Region?

Volta Region (or Volta) is one of Ghana’s sixteen administrative regions, with Ho designated as its capital. It is located west of Republic of Togo and to the east of Lake Volta.

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