White Volta

The White Volta or Nakanbé is the headstream of the Volta River, Ghana's main waterway.[1][2] The White Volta emerges in northern Burkina Faso, flows through North Ghana and empties into Lake Volta in Ghana.[1] The White Volta's main tributaries are the Black Volta and the Red Volta.[1]

White Volta
White Volta in the dry season (Ghana)
White Volta shown in white
CountryGhana, Burkina Faso
Physical characteristics
MouthVolta River
Lake Volta
9°10′00″N 1°15′00″W
Length885 km (550 mi)
Basin size106,000 km2 (41,000 sq mi)


  1. "Ghana - Rivers and Lakes". www.countrystudies.us. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. 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.

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