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Fact-Check Ghana: 16 Regions Now

Fact-Check Ghana: 16 Regions Now.

Fact-Check Ghana: 16 Regions Now

Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana has Accra as it’s capital city and a total population of about 27 million. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km², Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south.

The country has 10 regions with ten regional capitals.

The Districts of Ghana are second-level administrative subdivisions of Ghana, below the level of region.

The districts of Ghana were re-organized in 1988/1989 in an attempt to decentralize the government and to combat the rampant corruption amongst officials.

The reform of the late 1980s subdivided the regions of Ghana into 110 districts, where local district assemblies should deal with the local administration.

By 2006, an additional 28 districts were created by splitting some of the original 110, bringing their number up to 138. In February 2008, there were more districts created and some were upgraded to municipal status.

This brought the final number to 170 districts in Ghana. Since then, a further 46 districts have been added since 28 June 2012 bringing the total to 216 districts.

On December 27, 2018, a vote was held about the creation of six new regions, and all of the proposals were accepted.

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ASHANTI REGION

Below is a table of the distirct, metropolitans districts and their capitals in Ashanti Region. The Region has  30 districts which are made up of 1 Metropolitan,  7 Municipals and 22 Ordinary districts.

REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMEDISTRICT CAPITAL
Ashanti RegionAdansi NorthFomena
Ashanti RegionAdansi SouthNew Edubiase
Ashanti RegionAfigya-KwabreKodie
Ashanti RegionAhafo Ano SouthMankraso
Ashanti RegionAhafo Ano NorthTepa
Ashanti RegionAmansie CentralJacobu
Ashanti RegionAmansie WestManso Nkwanta
Ashanti RegionAsante Akyem North Municipal DistrictKonongo - Odumase
Ashanti RegionAsante Akyem SouthJuaso
Ashanti RegionAtwima MponuaNyinahin
Ashanti RegionAtwima NwabiagyaNkwawie
Ashanti RegionBosome FrehoAsiwa
Ashanti RegionBosomtweKuntanase
Ashanti RegionEjura SekyedumaseEjura
Ashanti RegionKwabre EastMamponteng
Ashanti RegionOffinso NorthAkomadan
Ashanti RegionSekyere Afram PlainsKumawu
Ashanti RegionSekyere CentralNsuta
Ashanti RegionSekyere EastEffiduase
Ashanti RegionSekyere SouthAgona
Ashanti RegionKumawu
Ashanti RegionAtwima KwanwomaOfoase-Kokoben
Ashanti RegionAsante Akyem Central Municipal DistrictKonongo- Odumasi
Ashanti RegionAsokore Mampong Municipal DistrictAsokore Mampong
Ashanti RegionBekwai Municipal DistrictBekwai
Ashanti RegionEjisu Juaben Municipal DistrictEjisu
Ashanti RegionMampong Municipal DistrictMampong
Ashanti RegionObuasi Municipal DistrictObuasi
Ashanti RegionOffinso South Municipal DistrictOffinso

BRONG-AHAFO REGION

The Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana was created in April 1959. The region has 27 districts. There 8 municipal districts and 19 ordinary districts.

NAME OF REGIONNAME OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPALCAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
Brong Ahafo RegionAsunafo SouthKukuom
Brong Ahafo RegionAsutifiKenyasi
Brong Ahafo RegionAsutufi SouthHwidiem
Brong Ahafo RegionBandaBanda Ahenkro
Brong Ahafo RegionDormaa EastWamfie
Brong Ahafo RegionDormaa WestNkrankwanta
Brong Ahafo RegionJaman NorthSampa
Brong Ahafo RegionJaman SouthNew Drobo
Brong Ahafo RegionKintampo SouthJema
Brong Ahafo RegionNkoranza NorthBusunya
Brong Ahafo RegionNkoranza SouthNkoranza
Brong Ahafo RegionPruYeji
Brong Ahafo RegionSeneKwame Danso
Brong Ahafo RegionSene WestKajaji
Brong Ahafo RegionSunyani WestOdumasi
Brong Ahafo RegionTainNsawkaw
Brong Ahafo RegionTano NorthDuayaw Nkwanta
Brong Ahafo RegionTano SouthBechem
Brong Ahafo RegionTechiman NorthTuobodom
Brong Ahafo RegionAsunafo North Municipal DistrictGoaso
Brong Ahafo RegionAtebubu Amantin Municipal DistrictAtebubu
Brong Ahafo RegionBerekum Municipal DistrictBerekum
Brong Ahafo RegionDormaa Municipal DistrictDormaa Ahenkro
Brong Ahafo RegionKintampo North Muncipal DistrictKintampo
Brong Ahafo RegionSunyani Municipal DistrictSunyani
Brong Ahafo RegionTechiman Municipal DistrictTechiman
Brong Ahafo RegionWenchi Municipal DistrictWenchi

CENTRAL REGION

The Central Region is one of the ten administrative regions of Ghana. It is bordered by Ashanti and Eastern regions to the north, Western region to the west, Greater Accra region to the east, and to the south by the Gulf of Guinea. The Central region is renowned for its many elite higher education institutions.

The Central Region has 20 districts. These are made up of 1 metropolitan, which is Cape Coast Metropolitan with Cape coast as it’s capital, 6 municipal and 13 ordinary districts.

NAME OF REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMEDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
Central RegionAbura/Asebu/KwamankeseAbura Dunkwa
Central RegionAgona EastNsaba
Central RegionAjumako/Enyan/EssiamAjumako
Central RegionAsikuma/Odoben/BrakwaBreman Asikuma
Central RegionAssin SouthNsuaem Kyekyewere
Central RegionAwutu Senya EastKasoa
Central RegionAwutu SenyaAwutu Breku
Central RegionEkumfiEssarkyir
Central RegionGomoa EastAfransi
Central RegionGomoa WestApam
Central RegionTwifo/Heman/Lower DenkyiraTwifo Praso
Central RegionUpper Denkyira WestDiaso
Central RegionAgona West Municipal DistrictAgona Swedru
Central RegionAssin North Municipal DistrictAssin Foso
Central RegionKomenda/Edina/Eguafo/Abire Municipal DistrictElmina
Central RegionMfantsemanSaltpond
Central RegionUpper Denkyira EastDunkwa-on-Offin
Central RegionEffutu Municipal DistrictWinneba
Central RegionTwifo- Ati MokwaTwifo Praso

EASTERN REGION

Eastern Region has it’s capital as Koforidua and are rich in natural resources such as gold, diamond etc. The Eastern Region of Ghana contains 26 districts made up of 7 municipal and 19 ordinary districts. Below is a table for 26 districts.

NAME OF REGIONNAME OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPALCAPITAL FOR DISTIRCT/MUNICIPAL
EASTERN REGIONAfram Plains SouthTease
EASTERN REGIONAkuapim SouthNsawam
EASTERN REGIONAkuapim NorthAkropong
EASTERN REGIONAkyemansaOfoase
EASTERN REGIONAsuogyamanAtimpoku
EASTERN REGIONAtiwaKwabeng
EASTERN REGIONAyensuanoCoaltar
EASTERN REGIONBirim NorthNew Abirem
EASTERN REGIONBirim SouthAkim Swedru
EASTERN REGIONFanteakwaBegoro
EASTERN REGIONKwaebibiremKade
EASTERN REGIONKwahu EastAbetifi
EASTERN REGIONKwahu NorthDonkorkrom
EASTERN REGIONKwahu SouthMpraeso
EASTERN REGIONSuhumSuhum
EASTERN REGIONUpper Manya KroboAsesewa
EASTERN REGIONDenkyembourAkwatia
EASTERN REGIONUpper West AkimAdeiso
EASTERN REGIONBirim Central Municipal DistrictAkim Oda
EASTERN REGIONEast Akim Municipal DistrictKibi
EASTERN REGIONKwahu West Municipal DistrictNkawkaw
EASTERN REGIONLower Manya Krobo Municipal DistrictOdumase Krobo
EASTERN REGIONNew Juaben Municipal DistrictKoforidua
EASTERN REGIONNsawam Municipal District
EASTERN REGIONWest Akim Municipal DistrictAsamankese
EASTERN REGIONYilo Krobo Municipal DistrictSomanya

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GREATER ACCRA REGION

Greater Accra has it’s capital as Accra which doubles as the capital city of Ghana. The Greater Accra Region of Ghana contains 16 districts. It has 2 metropolitan districts namely Accra Metropolitan District and Tema Metropolitan District, It also has 7 municipal and 7 ordinary districts.  Below is a table of the details and their capitals.

NAME OF REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL FOR DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
Greater Accra RegionAda WestSege
Greater Accra RegionDangbe EastAda Foah
Greater Accra RegionDangbe WestDodowa
Greater Accra RegionKpone KatamansoKpone
Greater Accra RegionNingo PrampramPrampram
Greater Accra RegionAdenta Municipal DistrictAdenta East
Greater Accra RegionAshaiman Municipal DistrictAshiaman
Greater Accra RegionGa East Municipal DistrictAbokobi
Greater Accra RegionGa West Municipal DistrictAmasaman
Greater Accra RegionGa Central Municipal DistrictSowutuom
Greater Accra RegionGa South Municipal DistrictWeija
Greater Accra RegionLa Dade-Kotopon Municipal DistrictLa
Greater Accra RegionLa-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal DistrictMadina
Greater Accra RegionLedzokuku-Krowor Municipal DistrictTeshie Nungua

NORTHERN REGION

Northern Region is the biggest region in Ghana in terms of land. Majority of the inhabitants are into farming. The Northern Region of Ghana contains 26 districts. It has 24 ordinary districts in addition to 1 municipal and 1 metropolitan district, which is the Tamale Metropolitan District. Below is a table for the various districts and their capitals.

NAME OF REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
NORTHERN REGIONBoleBole
NORTHERN REGIONBunlprugu-YunyooBunkpurugu.
NORTHERN REGIONCentral GonjaBuipe
NORTHERN REGIONChereponiChereponi
NORTHERN REGIONEast GonjaSalaga
NORTHERN REGIONEast MapmrusiGambaga
NORTHERN REGIONGusheguGushegu
NORTHERN REGIONKaragaKaraga
NORTHERN REGIONKpandaiKpandai
NORTHERN REGIONKumbunguKumbungu
NORTHERN REGIONMamprugu MoaduriYagaba
NORTHERN REGIONMionSang
NORTHERN REGIONNanumba SouthWulensi
NORTHERN REGIONNanumba NorthBimbilla
NORTHERN REGIONNorth GonjaDaboya
NORTHERN REGIONSabobaSaboba
NORTHERN REGIONSagnariguSagnarigu
NORTHERN REGIONSavelugu/NantonSavelugu
NORTHERN REGIONSawla-Tuna-KalbaSawla
NORTHERN REGIONTatale SanguleTatale
NORTHERN REGIONTolonTolon
NORTHERN REGIONWest GonjaDamongo
NORTHERN REGIONWest MamprusiWalewale
NORTHERN REGIONSanguli/TataleTatale
NORTHERN REGIONYendi Municipal DistrictYendi

UPPER EAST REGION

Upper East is among the dominant farming regions in Ghana. It’s capital is Bolgatanga. The Upper East Region of Ghana contains 13 districts made up of 2 municipal and 11 ordinary districts. Below is a table of the district names and capital.

NAME OF REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL FOR DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
UPPER EAST REGIONBawku WestZebilla
UPPER EAST REGIONBinduriBinduri
UPPER EAST REGIONBongoBongo
UPPER EAST REGIONBuilsaSandema
UPPER EAST REGIONBuilsa SouthFumbisi
UPPER EAST REGIONGaru-TempaneGaru
UPPER EAST REGIONKassena Nankana EastNavrongo
UPPER EAST REGIONNabdamNabdam
UPPER EAST REGIONPusigaPusiga
UPPER EAST REGIONTalensi-NabdamTongo
UPPER EAST REGIONBawku Municipal DistrictBawku
UPPER EAST REGIONBolgatanga Municipal DistrictBolgatanga
UPPER EAST REGIONKassena Nankana EastPaga

UPPER WEST REGION

The capital of Upper west region is Wa. The Upper West Region of Ghana contains 11 districts consisting of 1 municipal and 10 ordinary districts. Below is a table with the details.

NAME OF REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
UPPER WEST REGIONDaffiama Bussie IssaIssa
UPPER WEST REGIONJirapaJirapa
UPPER WEST REGIONLambussie KarniLambussie
UPPER WEST REGIONLawraLawra
UPPER WEST REGIONNadowliNadowli
UPPER WEST REGIONNandomNandom
UPPER WEST REGIONSissala EastTumu
UPPER WEST REGIONSissala WestGwollu
UPPER WEST REGIONWa EastFunsi
UPPER WEST REGIONWa WestWechiau
UPPER WEST REGIONWa Municipal DistrictWa

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VOLTA REGION

With it’s capital been Ho, the region is known for beautiful water falls, mountainous sites and fishing. The Volta Region of Ghana contains 25 districts made up of 5 municipal and 20 ordinary districts. Below is a tabe with the details.

REGION NAMEDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
VOLTA REGIONAdakluAdaklu Waya
VOLTA REGIONAkatsi SouthAkatsi
VOLTA REGIONAfadjatoVe Golokwati
VOLTA REGIONAgortime ZiopeKpetoe
VOLTA REGIONAkatsi NorthAve-Dakpa
VOLTA REGIONBiakoyeNkonya Ahenkro
VOLTA REGIONJasikanJasikan
VOLTA REGIONKadjebiKadjebi
VOLTA REGIONKetu NorthDzodze
VOLTA REGIONKrachi EastDambai
VOLTA REGIONKrachi NchumuruChindiri
VOLTA REGIONNkwanta SouthNkwanta
VOLTA REGIONNkwanta NorthKpassa
VOLTA REGIONNorth TonguBattor Dugame
VOLTA REGIONSouth DayiKpeve New Town
VOLTA REGIONSouth TonguSogakope
VOLTA REGIONHo Municipal DistrictHo
VOLTA REGIONHohoe Municipal DistrictHohoe
VOLTA REGIONKeta Municipal DistrictKeta
VOLTA REGIONKetu South Municipal DistrictDenu
VOLTA REGIONKpando Municipal DistrictKpandu
VOLTA REGIONHo WestDzolokpuita
VOLTA REGIONNorth DayiAnfoega
VOLTA REGIONCentral TonguAdidome
VOLTA REGIONKrachi WestKete Krachi

WESTERN REGION

Known for it’s abundance of natural resources, western region has it capital as Sekondi- Takoradi. The Western Region of Ghana contains 22 districts made up of 1 metropolitan, which is Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan District, 2 municipal and 19 ordinary districts. Below is the details.

REGION NAMEDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL FOR DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
WESTERN REGIONAhanta WestAgona Nkwanta
WESTERN REGIONAowin/SuamanEnchi
WESTERN REGIONBiaSefwi Essam
WESTERN REGIONBia EastAsokore Adaborkrom.
WESTERN REGIONBibiani/Ahwiaso/BekwaiBibiani
WESTERN REGIONBodiSefwi Bodi
WESTERN REGIONEllembeleEllembele
WESTERN REGIONJomoroHalf Assini
WESTERN REGIONJuabosoJuaboso
WESTERN REGIONMpohorMpohor
WESTERN REGIONMpohor/Wassa EastDaboase
WESTERN REGIONPrestea-Huni ValleyBogoso
WESTERN REGIONSefwi AkontonbraSefwi Akontonbra
WESTERN REGIONSefwi--WiawsoWiawso
WESTERN REGIONShamaShama
WESTERN REGIONSuamanEnchi
WESTERN REGIONWassa Amenfi EastWassa-Akropong.
WESTERN REGIONWassa Amenfi WestAsankragua
WESTERN REGIONWassa Amenfi CentralManso Amenfi
WESTERN REGIONNzema East Municipal DistrictAxim
WESTERN REGIONTarkwa NsuaemTarkwa

OTI REGION

One of Ghana’s six newly established regions in December 2018 is the Oti Region. The region was established out of the northern section of the Volta Region and will be in fulfillment of a campaign pledge made by New Patriot Party(NPP) . This region is well known for its beautiful tourist attractions such as the Kyabobo National Park.

SAVANNAH REGION

Due to its proximity to the Sahel and the Sahara, the Savannah Region of Ghana is more drier than other southern parts of the country. The major kind of vegetation is grassland, particularly savanna with groups of drought-tolerant trees like baobabs or acacias. The dry season lasts from December to April. It can boast of many tourist attractions such as the Baobab tree, popularly known as the tree of life.

BONO REGION

Also one of the sixteen regions in Ghana, the Central Region is well known for its rich culture and coastal lines. The Cape Coast Castle is located in this region and has a lot of history on Transatlantic slave trade

BONO EAST REGION

The Bono East region is located in Ghana’s vegetative belt, where the climate is constantly favorable. With regard to vegetation, forests and rich soils predominate. The dry season lasts from December to April. The rainy season can occasionally last from around July to November, with 750 to 1050 mm of yearly rainfall as the average (30 to 40 inches).

NORTH EAST REGION

One of Ghana’s sixteen regions is the North East Region. It is situated in the north of the nation and was established in December 2018 following a vote to separate it from the Northern region. The Upper East region borders the North East region on the north, the Northern region on the south, the Upper West area on the west, and the eastern Ghana-Togo international border on the east. Six districts make up the North East region.

WESTERN NORTH REGION

One of Ghana’s six newly constituted regions in 2019 is the Western North Region. Western and Western North were created by dividing the Western Region in two. The Western North Region of Ghana contains the most rainfall, the greenest hills, and the richest soils. Both local and large-scale gold mining operations are present in the area.

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