Brong-Ahafo Region

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Brong-Ahafo Region
region
Flag of Brong-Ahafo Region
Flag
Location of Brong-Ahafo Region in Ghana
Location of Brong-Ahafo Region in Ghana
Districts of Brong-Ahafo
Districts of Brong-Ahafo
Country Ghana
Capital Sunyani
Districts 19
Government
 • Regional Minister Kofi-Eric Opoku Manu
Area
 • Total 39,557 km2 (15,273 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 2nd
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,310,983
 • Rank Ranked 6th
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • Year 2013
 • Per capita $5,150
GDP (Nominal)
 • Year 2013
 • Per capita $2,500
Time zone GMT
Area code(s) 035
ISO 3166 code GH-BA

The Brong-Ahafo Region is located in south Ghana. Brong-Ahafo is bordered to the north by the Black Volta River and to the east by the Lake Volta, and to the south by the Ashanti region, Eastern and Western regions, and to the west by the Ivory Coast southestern border. The capital of Brong-Ahafo is Sunyani. Brong-Ahafo was created in 1958 from Bono state and named after the dominant and native inhabitants Akans Brong and Ahafo.[1]

Economy and tourism[edit]

Brong Ahafo is renowned for its large cocoa production and agriculture agribusiness industries. Brong-Ahafo contains many Akan cultural and wildlife attractions, but it is less known to tourists than the Ashanti or Central region. Major attractions of Brong-Ahafo include Kintampo, with its beautiful waterfalls (Kintampo waterfalls) and nature reserves, and Fiema, home of the Boabeng monkey sanctuary, a short distance outside Sunyani, and national parks, Bui National Park and Digya National Park.

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Districts[edit]

Districts in Brong-Ahafo
# District Population
1 Asunafo North Municipal
2 Asunafo South
3 Asutifi
4 Atebubu-Amantin
5 Berekum Municipal
6 Dormaa Municipal
7 Jaman North District
8 Jaman South District
9 Kintampo North Municipal
10 Kintampo South District
11 Nkoranza District
12 Pru District
13 Sene District
14 Sunyani Municipal
15 Tain District
16 Tano North District
17 Tano South District
18 Techiman Municipal District
19 Wenchi Municipal
Total

Famous native citizens[edit]

Famous native citizens of Brong-Ahafo
# Citizen Settlement
1 Kevin-Prince Boateng Sunyani
2 Asamoah Gyan Wenchi
3 James Kwesi Appiah Sunyani
4 Afriyie Acquah Sunyani
5 Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu Berekum
6 John Paintsil Berekum
7 Kwadwo Afari-Gyan Berekum
8 Kofi Abrefa Busia Wenchi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, Scarecrow Press, 1995, p. 56

Coordinates: 7°45′N 1°30′W / 7.750°N 1.500°W / 7.750; -1.500