List of largest Settlements in Ghana (by population)

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This is a list of the cities and towns (i.e. Human settlements) in the Republic of Ghana.

List of settlements in Ghana by population[edit]

Detailed Map of Ghana
List of Settlements in the Republic of Ghana
Rank Settlement Population Region
Census
1 March 1970
[1]
Census
18 March 1984
[1]
Census
26 March 2000
[1]
Estimates
1 January 2007
[2]
Estimates
1 January 2013
[2]
1. Accra 564,194 867,459 1,659,136 2,096,653 2,291,352 Greater Accra
2. Kumasi 260,286 489,586 1,171,311 1,604,909 2,069,350 Ashanti
3. Tamale 83,653 135,952 293,879 390,730 562,919 Northern
4. Sekondi-Takoradi 58,161 61,484 175,438 260,651 445,205 Western
5. Ashiaman 22,549 50,918 150,312 228,509 298,841 Greater Accra
6. Sunyani 28,780 40,634 100,992 210,748 248,496 Brong-Ahafo
7. Cape Coast 51,653 57,224 118,105 154,204 227,269 Central
8. Obuasi 31,005 60,617 115,564 147,613 180,334 Ashanti
9. Teshie 39,382 59,552 92,359 154,513 176,597 Greater Accra
10. Tema 60,767 100,052 141,479 161,106 161,612 Greater Accra
11. Madina 7,480 28,364 76,697 112,888 143,356 Greater Accra
12. Koforidua 46,235 58,731 87,315 99,890 130,810 Eastern
13. Wa 13,740 36,067 66,644 83,091 105,821 Upper West
14. Techiman 12,068 25,264 56,187 75,932 104,212 Brong-Ahafo
15. Ho 24,199 37,777 61,658 73,498 99,375 Volta
16. Nungua 13,839 29,146 62,902 75,622 86,431 Greater Accra
17. Lashibi N/A 507 30,193 54,789 86,188 Greater Accra
18. Dome 772 1,954 29,618 56,655 84,904 Greater Accra
19. Tema New Town 13,176 31,466 58,786 74,874 83,267 Greater Accra
20. Gbawe 608 837 28,989 52,910 80,991 Greater Accra
21. Oduponkpehe 863 2,597 34,719 48,228 80,820 Central
22. Ejura 10,664 18,775 29,478 49,954 75,390 Ashanti
23. Taifa N/A 1,009 26,145 48,927 74,264 Greater Accra
24. Bawku 20,567 34,074 51,379 59,055 71,074 Upper East
25. Aflao 1,397 20,904 38,927 48,876 69,284 Volta
26. Agona Swedru 21,522 31,226 45,614 52,161 68,216 Central
27. Bolgatanga 18,896 32,495 49,162 56,583 68,183 Upper East
28. Tafo N/A 25,688 N/A 53,165 62,382 Ashanti
29. Berekum 14,296 22,264 39,649 49,149 62,364 Brong-Ahafo
30. Nkawkaw 23,219 31,785 43,703 48,503 61,785 Eastern
31. Akim Oda 20,957 24,629 38,741 45,332 60,604 Eastern
32. Winneba 30,778 27,105 40,017 45,954 60,331 Central
33. Hohoe 14,775 20,994 35,277 42,550 58,155 Volta
34. Yendi 22,072 31,633 40,336 43,908 52,774 Northern
35. Suhum 12,421 19,298 31,044 36,650 49,398 Eastern
36. Kintapo N/A 13,943 28,276 N/A 49,046 Brong-Ahafo
37. Adenta East N/A N/A 31,070 39,730 45,409 Greater Accra
38. Nsawam 25,518 20,439 29,986 34,142 44,522 Eastern
39. Mampong 13,895 20,228 31,740 37,575 42,795 Ashanti
40. Konongo 10,881 13,677 26,735 34,509 42,550 Ashanti
41. Asamankese 16,905 23,077 34,855 37,349 39,435 Eastern
42. Wenchi 13,836 18,583 28,141 32,735 39,187 Brong-Ahafo
43. Savelugu 9,895 16,965 24,937 30,529 39,092 Northern
44. Agogo 14,710 18,879 28,271 32,859 36,797 Ashanti
45. Anloga 14,032 18,993 20,886 30,857 36,771 Volta
46. Prestea 5,143 16,922 21,844 33,170 35,760 Western
47. Effiakuma N/A N/A N/A 31,876 35,094 Western
48. Tarkwa 4,702 22,107 30,631 34,544 34,941 Western
49. Elmina N/A 17,000 N/A N/A 33,576 Central
50. Dunkwa-on-Offin N/A 16,900 N/A N/A 33,379 Central
51. Begoro N/A 18,200 N/A N/A 29,516 Eastern
52. Kpandu N/A 15,700 N/A N/A 28,917 Volta
53. Kintampo 7,149 13,943 28,276 36,890 27,921 Brong-Ahafo
54. Navrongo N/A N/A N/A N/A 27,524 Upper East
55. Axim N/A 13,100 N/A N/A 27,719 Western
56. Apam N/A 13,400 N/A N/A 26,466 Central
57. Salaga N/A 11,400 N/A N/A 26,153 Northern
58. Saltpond N/A N/A N/A N/A 24,689 Central
59. Akwatia N/A N/A N/A N/A 23,766 Eastern
60. Shama N/A 11,200 N/A N/A 23,699 Western
61. Keta N/A 12,600 N/A N/A 23,207 Volta
62. Nyakrom N/A 11,600 N/A N/A 22,911 Central
63. Bibiani N/A 10,200 N/A N/A 21,583 Western
64. Somanya N/A N/A N/A N/A 20,596 Eastern
65. Foso N/A 10,400 N/A N/A 20,541 Central
66. Aburi N/A 11,531 N/A N/A 18,701 Eastern
67. Mumford N/A N/A N/A N/A 18,368 Central
68. Bechem N/A 8,800 N/A N/A 17,677 Brong-Ahafo
69. Duayaw Nkwanta N/A 8,700 N/A N/A 17,476 Brong-Ahafo
70. Kade N/A 10,200 N/A N/A 16,542 Eastern
71. Anomabu N/A 6,800 N/A N/A 14,389 Central
72. Akropong N/A 8,500 N/A N/A 13,785 Eastern
73. Kete-Krachi N/A 6,400 N/A N/A 11,788 Volta
74. Kibi N/A 7,200 N/A N/A 11,677 Eastern
75. Kpandae N/A 5,030 N/A N/A 11,540 Northern
76. Mpraeso N/A 6,900 N/A N/A 11,190 Eastern
77. Akim Swedru N/A 6,400 N/A N/A 10,379 Eastern
78. Aboso N/A 4,700 N/A N/A 9,945 Western
79. Bekwai N/A 2,169 N/A N/A 5,267 Ashanti

Top ten largest metropolitan areas[edit]

Rank Metropolitan Area Population
(2014) Census
Region
1 Kumasi 3,779,979 Ashanti
2 Accra 2,995,493 Greater Accra
3 Sekondi-Takoradi 1,895,247 Western region
4 Tamale 1,764,634 Northern region
5 Sunyani 998,897 Brong-Ahafo
6 Cape Coast 897,968 Central region
7 Obuasi 879,847 Ashanti
8 Koforidua 866,696 Eastern region
9 Tema 428,742 Greater Accra
10 Techiman 394,448 Brong-Ahafo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ghana Statistical Service, 2000 population and housing census: special report on urban localities, Accra 2002
  2. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. 

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