Map of Ghana showing the sixteen (16) regions and their capital cities. Ghana is a country in West Africa with sixteen regions. Prior to now, there were only ten regions in Ghana, but the government has created an additional six regions.
So, in this post, we’ll be looking at the Map of Ghana showing the 16 regions. This also includes their capital cities and other landmarks in each region.
Map of Ghana Showing the 16 Regions
Following the successful presentations of the Constitutional Instruments (CI) the number of administrative regions in Ghana has finally increased from 10 to 16. The newly created regions are Oti, Western North, North East, Ahafo, Savannah and Bono East Regions.
All the newly created administrative regions in Ghana can be seen from the map above.
The six new regions of Ghana were created out of the Brong Ahafo, Northern, Western and Volta Regions. So we’ll be taking a look at the 16 regions in Ghana and their capital cities.
16 Ghana Regions and Their Capital Cities
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 about 2,376,021.
5. Ashanti Region – Kumasi
The Capital of the 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
Prior to the creation of the North East and Savannah region out of the Northern region, it was the biggest region by landmass in Ghana with Tamale as the capital city. It has 14 districts following the creation of two regions out of it.
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 Region – 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 the Volta Region is Ho. It is one of the regions in Ghana that are multi-ethnic and multilingual.
10. Bono Region – Sunyani
The Capital of Bono (formerly Brong Ahafo) Region is Sunyani. Prior to the fomation of Bono East and Ahafo region, the Bono region used to be the 2nd largest region in Ghana.
11. Oti Region – Dambai
The Capital of the Oti region is Dambai. The region was carved out of the northern part of the Volta region. It has a total of 8 districts.
12. Bono East Region – Techiman
The Bono East region is one of the two regions created out of Brong Ahafo region with its capital being Techiman. The Bono East region has a total of 11 districts.
13. Ahafo Region – Goaso
The Ahafo region is one of the two regions carved out of Brong Ahafo region with its capital being Goaso. It is made up of 7 districts.
14. North East Region – Nalerigu
The North East region was created out of the Northern region as Nalerigu as its capital city. The North East Region is bordered on the north by the Upper East region, on the east by the eastern Ghana-Togo international border, on the south by the Northern region, and on the west by the Upper West region. North East region is made up of 6 districts.
15. Savannah Region – Damongo
The Savannah region was created out of the Northern region as Damongo as its capital city. The region is also the largest in the country. Savannah region is made up of 7 districts.
16. Western North Region – Sefwi Wiawso
The Western region was created out of the Western region as Sefwi Wiawso as its capital city. The Western Region of Ghana is made up of 8 districts.