Black Volta


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Black Vol·ta

 (vōl′tə, vŏl′-, vôl′-)
A river of western Africa rising in western Burkina Faso and flowing about 1,160 km (720 mi) to the White Volta in Ghana.

Black Volta

n
(Placename) a river in W Africa, rising in SW Burkina Faso and flowing northeast, then south into Lake Volta: forms part of the border of Ghana with Burkina-Faso and with Côte d'Ivoire. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)

Black′ Vol′ta


n.
a river in W Africa, in Ghana: the upper branch of the Volta River. ab. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
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We went down the Black Volta River inside a wooden pirogue and we were quite lucky to run into hippos that pass their time there
To build the capacity of the local farmers for sustainable agricultural development and support 3 communities farmers to practice climate smart agriculture within the Black Volta River basin to limit the effects of climate change, land degradation and erosion.
The Black Volta then runs contiguously along the Burkina Faso and Ghana border, and flows downstream to Ghana, contributing 18 percent of the total annual flow to the basin.
Kete-Krachi is 195 km (120 mi) up the lake at the tip of a large peninsula where the lake splits into the White Volta and Black Volta branches.
It was towards the end of the 16th century that Gonja was founded near the confluence of the White and Black Volta by a group of Mandes who, according to Goody, had lived in the region of Banda where they had adopted the Guan language.
Two build-operate-transfer (BOT) HEP plants are being mooted: the 400mw Bui project on the Black Volta and the 125mw Pra River plant.