Eastern Region (Ghana)

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Eastern Region
Umbrella Rock at Boti Falls.jpg
Flag of Eastern Region
Location of Eastern Region in Ghana
Location of Eastern Region in Ghana
 • Regional MinisterHon. Eric Kwakye Darfour[1]
 • Total19,323 km2 (7,461 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 6th
 (2010 Census)
 • Total2,633,154
 • RankRanked 3rd
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Year2013
 • Per capita$5,150
GDP (Nominal)
 • Year2013
 • Per capita$2,500
Time zoneGMT
Area code(s)034
ISO 3166 codeGH-EP
HDI (2017)0.590[2]
medium · 5th

The Eastern Region is located in south Ghana and is one of the sixteen (formerly ten) administrative regions of Ghana. Eastern region is bordered to the east by the Lake Volta, to the north by Bono East Region and Ashanti region, to the west by Ashanti region, to the south by Central region and Greater Accra Region. Akans are the dominant inhabitants and natives of Eastern region and Akan, Ewe, Krobo, Hausa and English are the main spoken languages. The capital town of Eastern Region is Koforidua.The Eastern region is the location of the Akosombo dam and the economy of the Eastern region is dominated by its high-capacity electricity generation. Eastern region covers an area of 19,323 square kilometres, which is about 8.1% of Ghana's total landform.[3]

Hydro project[edit]

High-capacity electricity generation Akosombo Hydroelectric Project contains three main tributaries: the Black Volta; the White Volta and the Red Volta and the Akosombo Hydroelectric Project flows into the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.[4]

Wide dynamic range of Akosombo Hydroelectric Project: hydroelectric dam on Lake Volta in Akosombo, Eastern region, Akosombo canyon. The construction of the dam in the Volta Basin resulted in the subsequent creation of Lake Volta.[4] Lake Volta is the Earth's largest man-made lake and artificial lake, covering 8,502 square kilometres (3,283 sq mi), which is 3.6% of Ghana's landform.[4]


Secondary (High) Schools[edit]

Abuakwa State College(ABUSCO)

Abetifi presbyteran senior High School Abetifi technical school Abetifi vocational institude Abuakwa state collage Isilamic girls senior high Asafo senior high St stephens senior and technical, W.B.M.Zion Senior High School,Old Tafo




District changes[edit]

Achiase District was carved out of the existing Birim South District and inaugurated on 22nd February, 2019.[5] The Afram Plains District has since been split into two and renamed as Kwahu Afram Plains North District with its capital being Donkorkrom and Kwahu Afram Plains South District with its capital also being Tease. [6]The Akuapim South District, East Akim District and Kwahu West Districts have been upgraded to Municipal status with the addition of Birim Central Municipal District which is entirely new. Other new districts include Akyemansa District and Kwahu East District. The Manya Krobo District has been split into Lower Manya Krobo District and Upper Manya Krobo District.[7]


The region is divided into administrative districts. The total number of districts were increased from 21 districts to 26. The current list is as follows[8]:

Districts of the Eastern Region
Districts in Eastern region
# District Capital Population[9]
1 Akuapim North Municipal Akropong 136,483
2 Akuapim South Aburi 37,501
3 Akyemansa Ofoase 97,374
4 Asuogyaman Atimpoku 98,046
5 Atiwa Kwabeng 110,622
6 Ayensuano Coaltar 77,193
7 Birim Central Municipal Akim Oda 144,869
8 Birim North New Abirem 78,907
9 Birim South Akim Swedru 119,767
10 Denkyembour Akwatia 78,841
11 East Akim Municipal Kibi 167,896
12 Fanteakwa Begoro 108,614
13 Kwaebibirem Kade 113,721
14 Kwahu Afram Plains North Donkorkrom 102,423
15 Kwahu Afram Plains South Tease 115,812
16 Kwahu East Abetifi 77,125
17 Kwahu South Mpraeso 69,757
18 Kwahu West Municipal Nkawkaw 93,584
19 Lower Manya Krobo Odumase Krobo 89,246
20 New-Juaben Municipal Koforidua 183,727
21 Nsawam Adoagyire Municipal Nsawam 86,000
22 Suhum Municipal Suhum 90,358
23 Upper Manya Krobo Asesewa 72,092
24 Upper West Akim Adeiso 87,051
25 West Akim Municipal Asamankese 108,298
26 Yilo Krobo Somanya 87,847
Total 2,633,154

Tourist Sites[edit]

Famous native citizens[edit]

Famous native citizens of Eastern region
# Citizen Settlement
1 Nana Akufo-Addo Kibi
2 Yaw Boakye-Yiadom[10] East Akim Municipality (Akyem-Maase, Bunso)
3 George Boateng Nkawkaw
4 Dr. J. B. Danquah Kibi
5 Samuel Wilberforce Awuku-Darko Suhum
6 Frederick W. K. Akuffo Akropong
7 Thomas Teye Partey Krobo Odumase


  1. ^ "Regional Ministers - Government of Ghana". ghana.gov.gh. Archived from the original on 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Eastern Region". GhanaDistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  4. ^ a b c Fobil 2003
  5. ^ "Newly created Achiase district inaugurated". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  6. ^ [McAnthony Dagyenga,2017].
  7. ^ "Eastern Region". GhanaNation.com. Retrieved 23-12-2010.
  8. ^ "Ghana Districts". Ghana Districts. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Geregistreerd via Argeweb". GeoHive. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Boachsoft Homepage - ultimate software solutions provider". www.boachsoft.com.

Coordinates: 6°30′N 0°30′W / 6.500°N 0.500°W / 6.500; -0.500