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Things You Need To Know About Volta River.

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 part of the river are the Black Volta, the White Volta and the Red Volta. In the Northwest, the Black Volta forms the international border between Ivory Coast, Ghana and Burkina Faso.

The river flows southward along Akwapim Togoland and it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at the Gulf of Guinea at Ada Foah.

It has a small tributary, the Oti which enters Ghana from Togo in the East.

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 part of the country and is the largest man made reservoir in the world.

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