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Regions of Ghana

Regions of Ghana

The regions of Ghana constitute the first level of subnational government administration within the Republic of Ghana. There are currently ten regions, further divided for administrative purposes into 216 local districts.

The current regional boundaries were officially established in 1987, when the Upper West Region was inaugurated as the state's newest administrative region. Although the official inauguration was in 1987, the Upper West Region had already functioned as an administrative unit since the break-up of the Upper Region in December 1982, prior to the 1984 national census.[1] The referendum on the creation of six new regions was held on December 27, 2018 – all proposed new regions were approved[2].

Region Capital
Area
(km2)
Population
(2010 census)
[3]
Ashanti Kumasi 24,889 4,780,380
Brong-Ahafo Sunyani 39,557 2,310,983
Greater Accra   Accra 3,245 4,010,054
Central Ghana Cape Coast 9,826 2,201,863
East Ghana Koforidua 19,323 2,633,154
North Ghana Tamale 70,384 2,479,461
West Ghana Sekondi-Takoradi   23,921 2,376,021
Upper East Ghana Bolgatanga 8,842 1,046,545
Upper West Ghana Wa 18,476 702,110
Volta Ho 20,570 2,118,252

See also

General:

References

  1. ^ David Owusu-Ansah. Historical Dictionary of Ghana (4 ed.). Rowman & Littlefield. p. xii.
  2. ^ Zurek, Kweku. "CONFIRMED: Results of the 2018 Referendum on new regions". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  3. ^ Ghana at GeoHive.