Red Volta

The Red Volta is a waterway flowing located in West Africa.[1][2] It emerges near Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and has a length of about 320 km which it joins the White Volta in Ghana.

Red Volta
CountryBurkina Faso, Ghana
Physical characteristics
MouthVolta River
Lake Volta
10°34′00″N 00°30′00″W
Length320 km (200 mi)
Basin size73,000 km2 (28,000 sq mi)
Basin features
  leftWhite Volta
  rightWhite Volta

The river is primarily located in Burkina Faso and forms a segment of the international border between Burkina Faso and Ghana. It flows through Ghana's Upper East region and flows empties into the White Volta.


  1. "Red Volta River | river, Africa". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  2. "Freshwater Ecoregions Of the World". Retrieved 2019-09-24.

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