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REGIONAL DIVISIONS OF GHANA

Map of Ghana

Ghana is a West African country with a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea and occupies a total area of 239,567 sq. km. 

As observed on the map above, Ghana is dissected by the largest artificial lake on the planet (Lake Volta), nearly 50% of Ghana lies less than 152 meters above sea level.

The country's highest point, Mount Afadjato as marked on the map to the southeast of the country with a yellow upright triangle. It rises only 880 m. The lowest point is the Gulf of Guinea at 0 m.

Ghana's coastline is low and sandy, backed by plains and scrub and intersected by several rivers and streams, most of which are navigable only by canoe.

A tropical rain forest belt (central and east) broken by heavily forested hills and many streams and rivers, extends northward from the coastline. 

To the north of this region, the topography varies from 91 to 396 m above sea level and is covered by low bush, park-like savanna, and scattered grassy plains.

Formed by the Akosombo Dam, and completed in 1965, Lake Volta is the largest reservoir by surface area in the world and the fourth largest one by water volume. It is located completely within Ghana, and it has a surface area of about 8,502 square km.

In the north, the Oti and the Black Volta and White Volta rivers drain into Lake Volta, which then flows south towards the sea.

Ghana is divided into 16 regions that are further subdivided into 212 districts and then into councils and unit committees. 

The 16 regions of Ghana are Ahafo, Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, North East, Northern, Oti, Savannah, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, Western, and Western North.

The national capital of Accra is located in the Greater Accra Region.

"AKWAABA" It’s an expression you will hear several times daily as you travel around Ghana, one that will ring in your ears at night, and bring a smile to your face for weeks after you leave. Welcome to a haven that combines the charms of a tropical beach idyll with a fascinating historical heritage, rich cultural variety, and some interesting wildlife in the national parks.

16 GHANA REGIONS AND CAPTIAL CITIES

The 16 regions in Ghana and their capital is listed below.

1. Greater Accra Region – Accra

The Captial of the Greater Accra Region is Accra. it is also the seat of power. It is the most populated region in Ghana with a population of 4, 010, 054. In addition, the region has 16 districts.

2. Central Region – Cape Coast 

The Capital of the Central Region is Cape Coast. The region has a population of 2,201,863. In addition, the region has 17 districts.

3. Eastern Region  – Koforidua 

The Capital of the Eastern Region is Koforidua. The Eastern region is made up of 26 districts with a population of 2,633,154.

4. Western Region  – Sekondi Takoradi 

The Capital of the Western Region is Sekondi Takoradi. The Western Region is made up of 22 districts with a population of 2,376,021.

5. Ashanti Region – Kumasi

The Capital of Ashanti Region is Kumasi. It is the 3rd biggest region in Ghana. The Ashanti Region has 30 districts with a population of 4,780,380.

6. Northern Region – Tamale

The Northern Region is the biggest region by landmass in Ghana with Tamale as the capital city. The Northern Region has a population of 2,479,461. It has 26 districts.

7. Upper East Region – Bolgatanga

The Capital of the Upper East Region is Bolgatanga. It is the 2nd smallest region in Ghana. The Upper Northern Region has 13 districts with a total of population of 1,046,545.

8. Upper West – Wa

The Capital of the Upper West Region is Wa. The region has 11 districts with a total population of 702,110. Among all the regions Ghana, the Upper West has the modest number of inhabitants.

9. Volta Region – Ho 

The Capital of Volta Region is Ho. It is one of the regions in Ghana that are multi-ethnic and multilingual. The Volta Region has 25 districts with a population of about 2,118,252.

10. Brong Ahafo Region – Sunyani

The Capital of Brong Ahafo Region is Sunyani. It is the 2nd largest region in Ghana. The Brong Ahafo Region has 21 districts with a population of 2,310,983.

List of New Regions Created in Ghana

North East Region is created out of the Northern region and its capital is Nalerigu.

Savannah Region is created out of the Northern region and its capital is Damongo.

Bono East Region is created out of Brong-Ahafo region and its capital is Techiman.

Ahafo Region is created out of Brong-Ahafo region and its capital is Techiman.

Western North Region is created out of the Western Region and its capital is Sefwi-Wiawso.

Oti Region is created out of Volta Region and its capital is Dambai.

Regions (16)

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Greater Accra Region

Accra

The Captial of the Greater Accra Region is Accra. it is also the seat of power. It is the most populated region in Ghana with a population of 4, 010, 054. In addition, the region has 16 districts.

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Central Region

Cape Coast

The Capital of the Central Region is Cape Coast. The region has a population of 2,201,863. In addition, the region has 17 districts.

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Eastern Region

Koforidua

The Capital of the Eastern Region is Koforidua. The Eastern region is made up of 26 districts with a population of 2,633,154.

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Western Region

Sekondi Takoradi

The Capital of the Western Region is Sekondi Takoradi. The Western Region is made up of 22 districts with a population of 2,376,021.

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Ashanti Region

Kumasi

The Capital of Ashanti Region is Kumasi. It is the 3rd biggest region in Ghana. The Ashanti Region has 30 districts with a population of 4,780,380.

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Northern Region

Tamale

The Northern Region is the biggest region by landmass in Ghana with Tamale as the capital city. The Northern Region has a population of 2,479,461. It has 26 districts.

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Upper East Region

Bolgatanga

The Capital of the Upper East Region is Bolgatanga. It is the 2nd smallest region in Ghana. The Upper Northern Region has 13 districts with a total of population of 1,046,545.

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Upper West

Wa

The Capital of the Upper West Region is Wa. The region has 11 districts with a total population of 702,110. Among all the regions Ghana, the Upper West has the modest number of inhabitants.

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Volta Region

Ho

The Capital of Volta Region is Ho. It is one of the regions in Ghana that are multi-ethnic and multilingual. The Volta Region has 25 districts with a population of about 2,118,252..

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Brong Ahafo Region

Sunyani

The Capital of Brong Ahafo Region is Sunyani. It is the 2nd largest region in Ghana. The Brong Ahafo Region has 21 districts with a population of 2,310,983.

List of New Regions Created in Ghana

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Oti Region

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is created out of Volta Region and its capital is Dambai.

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Western North Region

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is created out of the Western Region and its capital is Sefwi-Wiawso

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Ahafo Region

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is created out of Brong-Ahafo region and its capital is Techiman

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Bono East Region

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is created out of Brong-Ahafo region and its capital is Techiman.

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Savannah Region

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is created out of the Northern region and its capital is Damongo.

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North East Region

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is created out of the Northern region and its capital is Nalerigu.