Regions of Ghana

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Regions of Ghana
LocationRepublic of Ghana
Number16 Regions
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The regions of Ghana constitute the first level of subnational government administration within the Republic of Ghana. There are currently sixteen regions[1], further divided for administrative purposes into 216 local districts.

The former ten regional boundaries were officially established in 1987, when the Upper West Region was inaugurated as the state's newest administrative region. Although the official inauguration was in 1987, the Upper West Region had already functioned as an administrative unit since the break-up of the Upper Region in December 1982, prior to the 1984 national census.[2] The referendum on the creation of six new regions was held on December 27, 2018 – all proposed new regions were approved[3].

Capital New Region Capital
Ashanti Kumasi Ashanti Kumasi
Brong-Ahafo Sunyani Bono Region Sunyani
Bono East Region Techiman
Ahafo Region Goaso
Central Cape Coast Central Cape Coast
Eastern Koforidua Eastern Koforidua
Greater Accra Accra Greater Accra Accra
Northern Tamale Northern Tamale
Savannah Damongo
North East Nalerigu
Upper East Bolgatanga Upper East Bolgatanga
Upper West Wa Upper West Wa
Volta Ho Volta Region Ho
Oti Dambai
Western Sekondi-Takoradi Western Region Takoradi
Western North Wiawso[4]

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  1. ^ "Ghana Now Has 16 Regions". Modern Ghana.
  2. ^ David Owusu-Ansah. Historical Dictionary of Ghana (4 ed.). Rowman & Littlefield. p. xii.
  3. ^ Zurek, Kweku. "CONFIRMED: Results of the 2018 Referendum on new regions". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  4. ^ "Sefwi Wiaso is capital of Western North region".