Regions of Ghana

Located in the west of the African continent, Ghana consists of a total of ten regions. These regions are divided into 216 districts by 2015. Each of the Ghana regions is managed by regional ministers, and each region has regional courts.

Regions of Ghana Map
Regions of Ghana Map

Ten Regions of Ghana

Ghana is divided into ten regions as the highest administrative division. These regions are Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East. In 2018, Ghana organized a referendum on the creation of six new regions. In the referendum, new regions were accepted with a high vote rate of 80%. According to the new structure, new regions will be created with the names of Western North, Oti, Ahafo, Bono East, Savannah, and North East and the number of regions will be increased to sixteen. This work is not yet implemented.

Ashanti

Ashanti is one of the ten regions of the African country of Ghana. The Ashanti region is the country’s third-largest region in terms of area and is the country’s largest population in terms of population. The region is adjacent to the Brong-Ahafo region in the north and northeast, the West Region in the southwest, the East Region in the east and the Central Region in the south. According to the 2010 census data, there are 4,780,000 people living in the region, which is the most populated region in the country. The region is divided into 30 districts. The area of Ashanti region is 24,389 square kilometers and its capital is Kumasi.

Brong-Ahafo

Brong-Ahafo is one of the ten regions of Ghana. While the Brong-Ahafo region is the second largest region in terms of area, it is the sixth largest population in the country in terms of population. The region is neighbor to the Northern Region in the north, Ashanti Region in the south, West Region in the southwest, East Region in the southeast, Volta Region in the east and Côte d’Ivoire in the west. According to the official census results of 2010, 2,310,983 people are living in the region and this region is the sixth most populous region in the country. The surface area of the Brong-Ahafo region is 39,557 square kilometers and its capital is Sunyani.

Central

Central is one of the ten regions of the African country of Ghana. While it is the seventh largest country in terms of area, it is the country with the seventh largest population in terms of population. The region is neighbor to the Ashanti Region in the northwest, to the East in the northeast, to the West in the west, to the east with the Greater Accra Region, and to the south to the Atlantic Ocean. According to the 2010 census data, there are 2,201,863 people living in the region, which is the seventh most populous region in the country. The area of the Central region is 9,826 square kilometers and its capital is Cape Coast.

Eastern

Eastern is one of the ten regions of the African country of Ghana. The eastern region is the sixth largest country in terms of the area and it is the third most populated region of the country in terms of population. The region is neighbor to the Brong-Ahafo Region in the north, Greater Accra Region in the southeast, Central Region in the southwest, Ashanti Region in the west and Volta Region in the east. According to the official census results of 2010, 2,633,154 people are living in the region. The region is divided into 26 districts. Having 17 districts until 2015, the region has 26 districts with new districts established in 2015. The area of the Eastern region is 19,323 square kilometers and its capital is Koforidua.

Greater Accra

Greater Accra is one of the ten regions of Ghana. The Greater Accra region is the smallest region of the country in terms of its surface area and it is the second largest population of the country in terms of population. The region is adjacent to the Central Region in the west, to the East in the northeast, and to the Volta Region in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. According to the 2010 census data, there are 4,010,054 people living in the region. The region is divided into six districts. The area of the Greater Accra region is 3,245 square kilometers and its capital is Accra.

Northern

Northern is one of the ten regions of Ghana. Northern Region is the largest region of the country in terms of its surface area and it is the fourth largest population of the country in terms of population. The region is adjacent to the Upper West Region in the northwest, the Upper East Region in the northeast, the Brong-Ahafo Region in the southwest, the Volta Region in the southeast, the Ivory Coast in the west and Togo in the east. According to the census data of the 2010 picture census, there are 2,479,461 people living in the region. The region is divided into 26 districts. The area of the Northern region is 70,384 square kilometers and its capital is Tamale.

Upper East

Upper East is one of the ten regions of Ghana. In terms of population, the Upper East Region is the ninth largest region in the country. The region is neighbor to the North Region in the south, Upper West Region in the west, Togo in the east and Burkina Faso in the north. According to the 2010 census data, there are 1,046,545 people living in the region. The region is divided into 13 different districts. The area of the Upper East region is 8,842 square kilometers and its capital is Bolgatanga.

Upper West

Upper West is one of the ten regions of the African country of Ghana. While the Upper West is the seventh largest region in terms of area, it is the tenth and least populated region of the country in terms of population. The region is adjacent to the Northern Region in the south, the Upper East Region in the east, and Burkina Faso in the north and west. According to the 2010 census data, 702,110 people are living in the region. The region is divided into 11 districts. The Upper West region has an area of 18,476 square kilometers and its capital is Wa.

Volta

Volta is one of the ten regions of the African country of Ghana. Volta region is the fifth largest region of the country in terms of surface area and it is the eight most populated region of the country in terms of population. The region is adjacent to the North Region to the north, to the Brong-Ahafo Region to the northwest, to the East Region to the southwest, to the Atlantic Ocean to the Greater Accra Region to the south and to Togo to the east. It is located on the Afadjato Mountain, which is the highest point of the country within the boundaries of the region. According to the 2010 census data, there are 2,118,252 people living in the region. The region is divided into 25 districts. The area of the Volta region is 20,570 square kilometers and its capital is Ho.

Western

Western is one of the ten regions of Ghana. While it is the fourth largest region of the country in terms of the area of the West, it is also the country’s fifth largest population in terms of population. The region is adjacent to the Brong-Ahafo region in the north, the Ashanti region in the northeast, the Central Region in the southwest, the Atlantic Ocean in the south, and the Ivory Coast in the west. According to the census data of the 2010 picture census, there are 2.376.021 people living in the region. The region is divided into 22 districts. The area of the Western region is 23,921 square kilometers and its capital is Sekondi-Takoradi.

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