Eastern Region (Ghana)

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Eastern Region
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Flag of Eastern Region
Flag
Location of Eastern Region in Ghana
Location of Eastern Region in Ghana
CountryGhana
CapitalKoforidua
Districts26
Government
 • Regional MinisterHon. Eric Kwakye Darfour[1]
Area
 • Total19,323 km2 (7,461 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 6th
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Total2,633,154
 • RankRanked 3rd
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • 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]

Education[edit]

Secondary (High) Schools[edit]

  • Abetifi Presbyterian senior High School
  • Abetifi technical school
  • Abetifi vocational institute
  • Abuakwa state collage
  • Abuakwa State College
  • Aburi Girls' Senior High School
  • Aburi Presby Senior High
  • Adeisu Presbyterian Senior High School
  • Adonten Senior High School
  • Adukrom Presbyterian Senior High Technical School
  • Akim Oda Senior High School
  • Akim Achiase Senior High School
  • Akim Swedru Senior High School
  • Akro Sectech, Odumase Krobo
  • Akwamuman Senior High School
  • Akosombo International School
  • Anum Presby Senior High School
  • Asafo senior high
  • Asamankese Senior High School
  • Asesewa Senior High School
  • Akuse methodist senior high school
  • Akro senior high School
  • Asuom Senior High School
  • Begoro Presbyterian Senior High School
  • Benkum Senior High School
  • Boso Senior High Tech School
  • Donkorkrom Agric Senior High School
  • Ghana Senior High School, Koforidua
  • Islamic girls senior high
  • Kibi Secondary Technical Senior High School
  • Kibi Technical Institute
  • Klo Agogo Senior High School
  • Koforidua Senior High Technical School
  • Krobo Girls' Presbyterian Senior High School]]
  • Kwabeng Anglican Senior High and Technical School
  • Mangoase Senior High School
  • Manya Krobo Senior High School
  • [[Methodist Girls' High School (Mamfe)|Methodist Girls High School
  • Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School
  • Mpraeso Senior High School
  • New Abirem Senior High School
  • New Juaben Senior High Commercial School
  • New Nsutam Senior High School
  • Nifa Senior High School
  • Nkawkaw Senior High School
  • Nkwatia Presby Senior High School
  • Nsawam Senior High school
  • Ofori Panin Senior High School
  • Okuapeman Senior High School
  • Osino Senior High School
  • Oti Boateng Senior High School
  • Oyoko Methodist Senior High School
  • Presbyterian High School Mampong
  • Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary
  • Saint Francis Senior High School
  • Saviour Senior High School
  • Sekyere Senior High School
  • Somanya Senior High Technical School.
  • St Fidelis Senior High School
  • St Matins Senior High School
  • St Paul's Senior Secondary School
  • St. Peter's Boys Senior High School
  • St Roses Senior High (Akwatia)
  • St Stephens senior and technical
  • St Thomas Senior High Technical School, Asamankese
  • Suhum Presbyterian Senior High School
  • Suhum Senior High and technical School
  • W.B.M.Zion Senior High School, Old Tafo,
  • Yilo Krobo Senior High School

The region also boasts of some quality basic schools such as Hecta School Complex, established in 1962, and others.

Colleges[edit]

Universities[edit]

Districts[edit]

District changes[edit]

Achiase District was carved out of the existing Birim South District and inaugurated on 22 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]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The region is divided into administrative districts. The total number of districts were increased from 21 districts to 26 in 2012; then they were increased from 26 to 33 in 2018. The current list is as follows:[8]

Districts of the Eastern Region
Districts in Eastern region
# MMDA Name Capital MMDA Type Population[9]
1 Abuakwa North Kukurantumi Municipal
2 Abuakwa South Kibi Municipal 167,896
3 Achiase Achiase Ordinary
4 Akuapim North Akropong Municipal 136,483
5 Akuapim South Aburi Ordinary 37,501
6 Akyemansa Ofoase Ordinary 97,374
7 Asene Manso Akroso Manso Ordinary
8 Asuogyaman Atimpoku Ordinary 98,046
9 Atiwa East Anyinam Ordinary
10 Atiwa West Kwabeng Ordinary 110,622
11 Ayensuano Coaltar Ordinary 77,193
12 Birim Central Akim Oda Municipal 144,869
13 Birim North New Abirem Ordinary 78,907
14 Birim South Akim Swedru Ordinary 119,767
15 Denkyembour Akwatia Ordinary 78,841
16 Fanteakwa North Begoro Ordinary 108,614
17 Fanteakwa South Osino Ordinary
18 Kwaebibirem Kade Municipal 113,721
19 Kwahu Afram Plains North Donkorkrom Ordinary 102,423
20 Kwahu Afram Plains South Tease Ordinary 115,812
21 Kwahu East Abetifi Ordinary 77,125
22 Kwahu South Mpraeso Ordinary 69,757
23 Kwahu West Nkawkaw Municipal 93,584
24 Lower Manya Krobo Krobo Odumase Municipal 89,246
25 New Juaben North Effiduase Municipal
26 New Juaben North Koforidua Municipal 183,727
27 Nsawam Adoagyire Municipal Nsawam Municipal 86,000
28 Okere Adukrom Ordinary
29 Suhum Suhum Municipal 90,358
30 Upper Manya Krobo Asesewa Ordinary 72,092
31 Upper West Akim Adeiso Ordinary 87,051
32 West Akim Asamankese Municipal 108,298
33 Yilo-Krobo Somanya Municipal 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 Seth Terkper Krobo Odumase
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
8 Okyehemaa Nana Dokua Adutwumwaa Kibi
9 Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin Kibi
10 Ken Ofori-Atta Kibi
11 Samuel Atta Akyea Kibi
12 Hackman Owusu Agyemang Koforidua

References[edit]

  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.

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