Black Volta

The Black Volta or Mouhoun[1] is a river that flows through Burkina Faso flowing about 1,352 km (840 mi) to the White Volta in Dagbon, Ghana.[2] The Black Volta forms part of the border between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Within Ghana, it forms the border between the Northern Region and the Brong-Ahafo Region.[2] The Bui Dam is built on the river in Ghana.[2] The river bisects Bui National Park in Ghana.[3]

Black Volta
Black Volta (Mouhoun) near Dédougou, Burkina Faso
Black Volta shown in black
CountryBurkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana
Physical characteristics
MouthVolta River
Lake Volta
8°41′00″N 1°33′00″W
Length1,352 km (840 mi)
Basin size147,000 km2 (57,000 sq mi)


  1. Amisigo, Barnabas Akurigo (2005). Modelling Riverflow in the Volta Basin of West Africa: A Data-driven Framework. Cuvilier. p. 27. ISBN 9783865377012. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. "Ghana - Rivers and Lakes". Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  3. "Bui National Park". Ghana Wildlife Division. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

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