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
Country Ghana
Capital Sunyani
Districts 21
Government
 • Regional Minister Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh[1]
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, Eastern and Western regions.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.[2]

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]

Paul Yeboah is the founder of the Ghana Permaculture Institute. The Ghana Permaculture Institute is a non-profit organization in Techiman, Ghana. Which is in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The purpose of the Institute is to train communities how to build and maintain stable food systems using Permaculture sustainable practices that restore, take care of local ecosystems, and to improve quality of life in rural and urban areas.[3]

Universities[edit]

Sports[edit]

The region is renowned for producing a lot of elite athletes. Asamoah Gyan, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and John Paintsil are just a few of the numerous prominent sports personalities the region has produced. Currently, the region houses three of the 16 teams in the Ghana premier league. Aduana Stars F.C. is the traditional team of the Dormaa Traditional Area and it is based in Dormaa Ahenkro. They were promoted into the league for the first time in 2009 and emerged champions of the Ghana premier league that same year. In 2010 the premier league was won by Berekum Chelsea F.C., a club which is based in Berekum. Aduana Stars won the 2017 Ghanaian Premier League.[4] Bechem United F.C. is the third Ghana Premier League team from the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Districts[edit]

Districts of the Brong Ahafo Region

The Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana was created in April 1959. It contains 27 districts. They are made up of 8 municipal and 19 ordinary districts as follows:[5]

Districts in the Brong-Ahafo Region
# District Capital Population
1 Asunafo North Municipal
2 Asunafo South
3 Asutifi North
4 Asutifi South
5 Atebubu-Amantin
6 Banda District
7 Berekum Municipal
8 Dormaa East
9 Dormaa Municipal
10 Dormaa West
11 Jaman North
12 Jaman South
13 Kintampo North Municipal
14 Kintampo South
15 Nkoranza North
16 Nkoranza South
17 Pru
18 Sene East
19 Sene West
20 Sunyani Municipal
21 Sunyani West
22 Tain
23 Tano North
24 Tano South
25 Techiman Municipal
26 Techiman South
27 Wenchi Municipal

Famous Citizens[edit]

Famous citizens of the Brong-Ahafo Region
# Citizen Settlement
1 Kevin-Prince Boateng Sunyani
2 Asamoah Gyan Wenchi
3 James Kwesi Appiah Sunyani
4 Afriyie Acquah Sunyani
5 Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu Seikwa
6 John Paintsil Berekum
7 Kwadwo Afari-Gyan Berekum
8 Kofi Abrefa Busia Wenchi
9 JH Mensah Sunyani
10 Theresa Kuffour Odumase
11 Johnson Asiedu Nketia Seikwa
12 Ernest Asante Sunyani
13 Maxwell Konadu Nkoranza
14 Godfred Dosah Sunyani
15 Saddick Adams Sunyani
16 Richmond Boakye Yiadom Sunyani
17 Nana Yaw Konadu Yeboah Sunyani

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ghana.gov.gh/index.php/governance/regional-ministers
  2. ^ Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, Scarecrow Press, 1995, p. 56
  3. ^ http://themoringaproject.wixsite.com/kumasi/single-post/2015/11/17/Fieldresearch-Ghana-Permaculture-Institute
  4. ^ "Aduana are champions". Daily Graphic. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Brong Ahafo". GhanaDistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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