Regions of Ghana
|Regions of Ghana|
|Location||Republic of Ghana|
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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, 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. The referendum on the creation of six new regions was held on December 27, 2018 – all proposed new regions were approved.
|Bono East Region||Techiman|
|Central||Cape Coast||Central||Cape Coast|
|Greater Accra||Accra||Greater Accra||Accra|
|Upper East||Bolgatanga||Upper East||Bolgatanga|
|Upper West||Wa||Upper West||Wa|
- List of Ghanaian regional ministers
- List of Ghanaian regions by area
- List of Ghanaian regions by Human Development Index
- List of Ghanaian regions by population
- ISO 3166-2:GH
- "Ghana Now Has 16 Regions". Modern Ghana.
- David Owusu-Ansah. Historical Dictionary of Ghana (4 ed.). Rowman & Littlefield. p. xii.
- Zurek, Kweku. "CONFIRMED: Results of the 2018 Referendum on new regions". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
- "Sefwi Wiaso is capital of Western North region". www.myjoyonline.com.