Ho is one of the twelve (12) districts in the Volta Region of Ghana. The city is the administrative and commercial capital as well as the largest and busiest city in the region, thronging with a population of about 61,099—the municipal as a whole supports about 275,000 people. Ho lies between latitude 6 ᵒ 207N and 6 ᵒ 55; N and longitude 0 ᵒ 127 E and 0 ᵒ 53 E and covers an area of 11.65 square kilometres.
The Municipal to which Ho is the capital shares boundaries with the Republic of Togo to the east, to the west with Ho West District, to the north with Hohoe Municipality and to the south with Agotime–Ziope.
The climate is divided between two seasons: rain and dry seasons. Generally, the city’s average monthly temperatures range between 22ᵒ C and 32ᵒ C, while annual mean temperature range from 16.5ᵒC to 37.8ᵒ C. The rainfall pattern is divided into two: the major and the minor seasons. The major season runs between March to June while the minor is between August to November. The remaining 5 months of the year are the dry season.
The annual rainfall figures are between 20.1mm and 192mm. June has the highest rainfall with a mean value of 192mm, while the lowest rainfall is in December, recording a value of 0.1mm.
Mountains and lush green forest envelop Ho.
It is predominated by Ewe people (pronounced Eh-veh), which is also the name of the main local language used in city. Agriculture is a major engagement in Ho and yams are its main product. This explains why the city’s annual yam festival, celebrated in September, is most certainly the highlight of Ho’s calendar year.
The city is in the less popular, nevertheless touristic easterly region of Ghana. There are good hotels in the area that complement the city’s character as a good getaway from the daily hustles of life.