Mount Afadja is located close to the Ghana-Togo border. Known as Afadjato to the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo, it is the highest mountain in Ghana.The summit of this peak is located near the border with Togo, in the Volta Region of Ghana, close to the villages of Liati Wote and Gbledi Gbogame in the Afadjato South District and Hohoe Municipality respectively. It is about 178 kilometers (111 mi) northeast of Accra, and 178 kilometers (111 mi) northwest of Lomé. Part of the Agumatsa sub-range of the West Africa Mountains, its summit is 885 metres (2,904 ft) above sea level. The summit of Mount Aduadu (746 metres (2,448 ft)) lies 3.5 kilometers (2 mi) to the east of Mount Afadja.

The mountain’s name is “Afadja,” while the suffix “-to” in the Ewe language means mountain. The correct name in the English language, therefore, would be “Mount Afadja”, as “Mount Afadjato” would be a repetition of the word “mountain”.

When the Ewe people migrated to the area and saw the mountain, it looked like the mound in which water yam is planted, water yam being called “Avadze” in Ewe. Moreover, there were some creeping plants on the mountain that resembled the water yam plant; they therefore called it “Avadze-to”. Today the word has been palatalized into “Afadjato”.[citation needed]

Mount Afadja is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Volta Region of Ghana, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the globe annually. The nearby Tagbo Falls and Wli Falls (the highest in West Africa) are also considered tourist attractions. There are several caves, streams and other waterfalls in the area.



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