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16 Regions In Ghana And Their Districts [Complete Guide]


In this article, we are showing all you need to know about the 16 regions in Ghana and their Districts, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies.

Ghana held a referendum to create new Regions on December 27, 2018, and voting took place in all forty-seven (47) districts selected to be part of these new Regional creations. This election recorded 99% yes votes in all regions and turnouts ranging from 80-90%.

This turnout brought about the creation of six more new Regions in addition to the already existing 10 regions, which led to the division of some already existing Regions. In all, there are currently 16 Regions in Ghana and their capitals.

Six new Regions have been created from the Volta, Brong Ahafo, Northern, and Western Regions.

The Volta Region was divided into the Oti Region. The Ahafo region and Bono East region respectively have been carved out of the then Brong-Ahafo region. This was in fulfillment of a promise made by candidate Nana Akuffo Addo in his 2016 campaign activities.

The Northern Region was divided into the North East Region and the Savannah Region. Out of the Western Region, the Western North was formed.

After the creation of the Regions, the President appointed Regional Ministers. All 16 Regions in Ghana have Regional Ministers nominated by the President of the Republic of Ghana and approved by the Parliament of Ghana. They are captured in the post highlighted.


Regions In Ghana And Their Districts

Below are the 16 regions in Ghana and their districts, municipal and metropolitan assemblies;

Oti Region

The Oti Region was established in December 2018 as one of Ghana’s six newly constituted regions. The northern part of the Volta Region was split away to create this region. It is found in the Krachi East district, and its capital is Dambai. Below are the districts and Municipalities in Oti Region.

BiakoyeDistrictNkonya Ahenkro
Krachi EastMunicipalDambai
Krachi NchumuruDistrictChinderi
Krachi WestDistrictKete Krachi
Nkwanta NorthDistrictKpassa
Nkwanta SouthMunicipalNkwanta

Ahafo Region

The Ahafo Region was amongst the new six regions created, and its capital is Goaso. Below are the districts and municipalities in Ahafo Region.

Asunafo NorthMunicipalGoaso
Asunafo SouthDistrictKukuom
Asutifi NorthDistrictKenyasi
Asutifi SouthDistrictHwidiem
Tano NorthMunicipalDuayaw Nkwanta
Tano SouthMunicipalBechem

Ashanti Region

The Ashanti region was created on April 4, 1959. It is the third-largest of Ghana’s 16 administrative regions, covering 24,389 km2 (9,417 sq mi) and accounting for 10.2% of its total land area.

However, in terms of population, it is the most populous area, accounting for 19.4 percent of Ghana’s total population, with a population of 4,780,380 according to the 2011 census.

The Ashanti Region is noted for producing large quantities of gold bars and cocoa. Kumasi is the most populous city and the regional capital. Below are the districts, municipalities, and metropolitans in Ashanti Region.

Adansi AsokwaDistrictAdansi Asokwa
Adansi NorthDistrictFomena
Adansi SouthDistrictNew Edubiase
Afigya-Kwabre NorthDistrictBoamang
Afigya-Kwabre SouthDistrictKodie
Ahafo-Ano NorthMunicipalTepa
Ahafo-Ano South EastDistrictAdugyama
Ahafo-Ano South WestDistrictMankranso
Amansie CentralDistrictJacobu
Amansie WestDistrictManso Nkwanta
Amansie SouthDistrictManso Adubia
Asante-Akim CentralMunicipalKonongo
Asante-Akim NorthDistrictAgogo
Asante-Akim SouthMunicipalJuaso
Asokore-MampongMunicipalAsokore Mampong
Atwima-Nwabiagya NorthDistrictBarekese
Bosome FrehoDistrictAsiwa
Kwabre EastMunicipalMamponteng
Obuasi EastMunicipalTutuka
Offinso NorthDistrictAkomadan
Old TafoMunicipalOld Tafo
Sekyere Afram PlainsDistrictDrobonso
Sekyere CentralDistrictNsuta
Sekyere EastDistrictEffiduase
Sekyere KumawuDistrictKumawu
Sekyere SouthDistrictAgona

Bono Region

When the Bono East area and the Ahafo region were founded, the remainder of the Brong-Ahafo region became the Bono region. Sunyani, commonly known as the Green City of Ghana, is the cleanest capital city and a prominent conference site. Below are the Districts and Municipalities in Bono Region.

Sunyani WestDistrictOdumase
Jaman SouthMunicipalDrobo
Jaman NorthDistrictSampa
Dormaa WestDistrictNkrankwanta
Dormaa EastDistrictWamfie
Dormaa CentralMunicipalDormaa Ahenkro
Berekum WestDistrictJinijini
Berekum EastMunicipalBerekum
BandaDistrictBanda Ahenkro

Bono East Region

Ghana’s Bono East area was created out of the Brong Ahafo Region, and Techiman serves as the new region’s capital. Below are the districts and municipalities in Bono East Region.

Kintampo NorthMunicipalKintampo
Kintampo SouthDistrictJema
Nkoranza NorthDistrictBusunya
Nkoranza SouthMunicipalNkoranza
Pru EastDistrictYeji
Pru WestDistrictPrang
Sene EastDistrictKajaji
Sene WestDistrictKwame Danso
Techiman NorthDistrictTuobodom

Central Region

The central region was created in 1970, just before the 1970 population census in Ghana. The Central region is known for its many prestigious higher education institutions and a thriving economy based on industrial minerals and tourism.

Many tourist attractions, including castles, forts, and beaches, can be found along the Central region’s coastline. Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region. Below are these districts, municipalities and metropolitan assemblies in Central Region.

Agona EastDistrictNsaba
Agona West MunicipalMunicipalAgona Swedru
Asikuma Odoben BrakwaDistrictBreman Asikuma
Assin CentralMunicipalAssin Foso
Assin NorthDistrictAssin Bereku
Assin SouthDistrictNsuaem Kyekyewere
Awutu Senya EastMunicipalKasoa
Awutu Senya WestDistrictAwutu Breku
Cape CoastMetropolitanCape Coast
Gomoa EastDistrictPotsin
Gomoa CentralDistrictAfransi
Gomoa WestDistrictApam
Twifo Atti MorkwaDistrictTwifo Praso
Twifo/Hemang/Lower DenkyiraDistrictHemang
Upper Denkyira EastMunicipalDunkwa-on-Offin
Upper Denkyira WestDistrictDiaso

Eastern Region

The Eastern Region is situated in the south of the country. The majority of the people in the Eastern area are Akans, and the main languages spoken are Akan, Ewe, Krobo, Hausa, and English.

Koforidua serves as the capital of the Eastern Region. The Akosombo dam is located in the Eastern Region, and the Eastern region’s economy is dominated by high-capacity power generation. Below are the district and municipal assemblies in Eastern Region.

Abuakwa NorthMunicipalKukurantumi
Abuakwa SouthMunicipalKibi
Akuapim NorthMunicipalAkropong
Akuapim SouthDistrictAburi
Asene Manso AkrosoDistrictManso
Atiwa EastDistrictAnyinam
Atiwa WestDistrictKwabeng
Birim CentralMunicipalAkim Oda
Birim NorthDistrictNew Abirem
Birim SouthDistrictAkim Swedru
Fanteakwa NorthDistrictBegoro
Fanteakwa SouthDistrictOsino
Kwahu Afram Plains NorthDistrictDonkorkrom
Kwahu Afram Plains SouthDistrictTease
Kwahu EastDistrictAbetifi
Kwahu SouthDistrictMpraeso
Kwahu WestMunicipalNkawkaw
Lower Manya KroboMunicipalKrobo Odumase
New Juaben NorthMunicipalEffiduase
New Juaben SouthMunicipalKoforidua
Nsawam AdoagyireMunicipalNsawam
SuhumMunicipalSuhum, Ghana
Upper Manya KroboDistrictAsesewa
Upper West AkimDistrictAdeiso
West AkimMunicipalAsamankese

Greater Accra Region

With a total land surface area of 3,245 square kilometers, the Greater Accra Region is the smallest of Ghana’s 16 administrative regions. It serves as the national capital of Ghana, and this accounts for 1.4% of Ghana’s total land area.

With a population of 5,455,692 in 2021, it is the second most populated region in Ghana, after the Ashanti Region, accounting for 17.7% of the overall population. The capital of the Greater Accra Region is Accra. Below are the districts, municipal and metropolitan assemblies in Greater Accra Region.

Ablekuma CentralMunicipalLartebiokorshie
Ablekuma NorthMunicipalDarkuman
Ablekuma WestMunicipalDansoman
Ada EastDistrictAda Foah
Ada WestDistrictSege
Ayawaso CentralMunicipalKokomlemle
Ayawaso EastMunicipalNima
Ayawaso NorthMunicipalAccra New Town
Ayawaso WestMunicipalDzorwulu
Ga CentralMunicipalSowutuom
Ga EastMunicipalAbokobi
Ga NorthMunicipalAmomole
Ga SouthMunicipalNgleshie Amanfro
Ga WestMunicipalAmasaman
Okaikwei NorthMunicipalTesano
Tema MetropolitanMetropolitanTema
Tema WestMunicipalTema Community 18
Weija GbaweMunicipalWeija

Northern Region

It was the largest of the sixteen regions, encompassing 70,384 square kilometres or 31% of Ghana’s land area until December 2018, when the Savannah Region and North East Region were created. A total of 14 districts makes up the Northern Region, and Tamale is the regional capital.

Gushegu MunicipalMunicipalGushegu
Nanumba North MunicipalMunicipalBimbilla
Nanumba SouthDistrictWulensi
Sagnarigu MunicipalMunicipalSagnarigu
Savelugu MunicipalMunicipalSavelugu
Tamale MetropolitanMetropolitanTamale
Tatale SanguliDistrictTatale
Yendi MunicipalMunicipalYendi

North East Region

It is located in the north of the country and was established in December 2018 following a referendum to separate it from the Northern region. Nalerigu is the region’s capital. Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in North East Region.

Bunkpurugu NyankpanduriDistrictBunkpurugu
East MamprusiMunicipalNalerigu
Mamprugu MoagduriDistrictYagaba
West MamprusiMunicipalWalewale

Savannah Region

The Savannah Region of Ghana is one of its newest regions, yet it is also its largest. The new Savannah Region’s capital, Damongo, was established, and it lies in the country’s northwestern region.

The Savannah Region is divided into seven districts: Bole, Central Gonja, North Gonja, East Gonja, Sawla/Tuna/Kalba, West Gonja, North East Gonja, West Gonja, North East Gonja, and West Gonja, North East Gonja, as well as seven constituencies: Bole/Bamboi, Damongo, Daboya/Mankarigu, Salaga North, Salaga South, Sawla/Tuna/Kalba and Yapei /Kusawgu.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Savannah Region.

Central GonjaDistrictBuipe
East Gonja MunicipalMunicipalSalaga
North GonjaDistrictDaboya
North East GonjaDistrictKpalbe
West GonjaMunicipalDamongo

Upper East Region

The Upper East Region is located in the north of the country. It covers 8,842 square kilometers of land, accounting for 2.7% of Ghana’s total land area.

Bolgatanga, often known as Bolga, is the regional capital for the Upper East. Navrongo, Paga, Bawku, and Zebilla are some of the region’s largest cities. Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Upper East Region.

Bawku MunicipalMunicipalBawku
Bawku WestDistrictZebilla
Bolgatanga EastDistrictZuarungu
Bolgatanga MunicipalMunicipalBolgatanga
Builsa North MunicipalMunicipalSandema
Builsa SouthDistrictFumbisi
Kassena-Nankana MunicipalMunicipalNavrongo
Kassena-Nankana WestDistrictPaga

Upper West Region

The Upper West Region of Ghana lies in the northwestern corner of the country, and Wa is the capital town and most populous town in the Upper West.

Under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) military dictatorship, the Upper West was founded by then-Head of State, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings, in 1983. It was Ghana’s youngest region for approximately 35 years until six more regions in 2018.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Upper West Region.

Daffiama Bussie IssaDistrictIssa
Jirapa MunicipalMunicipalJirapa
Lambussie KarniDistrictLambussie
Lawra MunicipalMunicipalLawra
Nandom MunicipalMunicipalNandom
Sissala East MunicipalMunicipalTumu
Sissala WestDistrictGwollu
Wa EastDistrictFunsi
Wa MunicipalMunicipalWa
Wa WestDistrictWechiau

Volta Region

The Volta Region (or Volta), with Ho as its capital, lies west of the Republic of Togo and east of Lake Volta. The territory, divided into 25 administrative districts, is multi-ethnic and multilingual, including ethnic groupings like the Ewe, Guan, and Akan peoples.

The Lolo, Likpe, Akpafu, Buem, and Nkonya (now part of the Oti area) are among the Guan peoples. The New Patriotic Party carved this region out of the Volta Region in December 2018.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Adaklu DistrictDistrictAdaklu Waya
Afadzato SouthDistrictVe Golokwati
Agotime ZiopeDistrictKpetoe
Akatsi NorthDistrictAve-Dakpa
Akatsi SouthDistrictAkatsi
Central TonguDistrictAdidome
Ho MunicipalMunicipalHo
Ho WestDistrictDzolokpuita
Hohoe MunicipalMunicipalHohoe
Keta MunicipalMunicipalKeta
Ketu North MunicipalMunicipalDzodze
Ketu South MunicipalMunicipalDenu
Kpando MunicipalMunicipalKpando
North DayiDistrictAnfoega
North TonguDistrictBattor Dugame
South DayiDistrictKpeve
South TonguDistrictSogakope

Western Region

The Western Region, which stretches from the Ivory Coast (Comoé District) in the west to the Central Region in the east, contains the capital and huge twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi on the coast as coastal Axim and a rugged inland territory comprising Elubo.

It has Cape Three Points, Ghana’s most southern site, where commercial quantities of crude oil were discovered in June 2007. At the time of the 2021 Census, the region covered 13,842 square kilometers and had a population of 2,060,585. It has 22 districts, and its capital is Sekondi-Takoradi.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Western Region.

Ahanta WestMunicipalAgona Ahanta
Amenfi CentralDistrictManso Amenfi
Amenfi WestMunicipalAsankragua
Effia Kwesimintsim MunicipalMunicipalKwesimintsim
JomoroMunicipalHalf Assini
Nzema East MunicipalMunicipalAxim
Prestea-Huni Valley MunicipalMunicipalPrestea
Sekondi Takoradi MetropolitanMetropolitanSekondi-Takoradi
Tarkwa-Nsuaem MunicipalMunicipalTarkwa
Wassa Amenfi EastMunicipalWassa-Akropong
Wassa EastDistrictDaboase

Western North Region

The Western North Region is one of Ghana’s six new regions. In the area, there are various small and large-scale gold mining companies. The Sefwis dominate the region’s ethnic culture, and Sefwi, Akan, French, and English are the primary languages spoken. It has nine districts, and its capital is Wiawso.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Western North Region.

Bia EastDistrictSefwi Adabokrom
Bia WestDistrictEssam-Debiso
Bibiani Anhwiaso BekwaiMunicipalBibiani
BodiDistrictSefwi Bodi
Sefwi AkontombraDistrictSefwi Akontombra
Sefwi-WiawsoMunicipalSefwi Wiawso


Presented above is the list of all the 16 regions in Ghana and their district assemblies.

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