In this article, we are showing all you need to know about the 16 regions in Ghana and their Districts, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies.

Ghana held a referendum to create new Regions on December 27, 2018, and voting took place in all forty-seven (47) districts selected to be part of these new Regional creations. This election recorded 99% yes votes in all regions and turnouts ranging from 80-90%.

This turnout brought about the creation of six more new Regions in addition to the already existing 10 regions, which led to the division of some already existing Regions. In all, there are currently 16 Regions in Ghana and their capitals.

Six new Regions have been created from the Volta, Brong Ahafo, Northern, and Western Regions.

The Volta Region was divided into the Oti Region. The Ahafo region and Bono East region respectively have been carved out of the then Brong-Ahafo region. This was in fulfillment of a promise made by candidate Nana Akuffo Addo in his 2016 campaign activities.

The Northern Region was divided into the North East Region and the Savannah Region. Out of the Western Region, the Western North was formed.

After the creation of the Regions, the President appointed Regional Ministers. All 16 Regions in Ghana have Regional Ministers nominated by the President of the Republic of Ghana and approved by the Parliament of Ghana. They are captured in the post highlighted.


Below are the 16 regions in Ghana and their districts, municipal and metropolitan assemblies;



The Oti Region was established in December 2018 as one of Ghana’s six newly constituted regions. The northern part of the Volta Region was split away to create this region. It is found in the Krachi East district, and its capital is Dambai. Below are the districts and Municipalities in Oti Region.

District Category Capital
Biakoye District Nkonya Ahenkro
Jasikan District Jasikan
Kadjebi District Kadjebi
Krachi East Municipal Dambai
Krachi Nchumuru District Chinderi
Krachi West District Kete Krachi
Nkwanta North District Kpassa
Nkwanta South Municipal Nkwanta


The Ahafo Region was amongst the new six regions created, and its capital is Goaso. Below are the districts and municipalities in Ahafo Region.

District Category Capital
Asunafo North Municipal Goaso
Asunafo South District Kukuom
Asutifi North District Kenyasi
Asutifi South District Hwidiem
Tano North Municipal Duayaw Nkwanta
Tano South Municipal Bechem



The Ashanti region was created on April 4, 1959. It is the third-largest of Ghana’s 16 administrative regions, covering 24,389 km2 (9,417 sq mi) and accounting for 10.2% of its total land area.

However, in terms of population, it is the most populous area, accounting for 19.4 percent of Ghana’s total population, with a population of 4,780,380 according to the 2011 census.

The Ashanti Region is noted for producing large quantities of gold bars and cocoa. Kumasi is the most populous city and the regional capital. Below are the districts, municipalities, and metropolitans in Ashanti Region.

District Category Capital
Adansi Asokwa District Adansi Asokwa
Adansi North District Fomena
Adansi South District New Edubiase
Afigya-Kwabre North District Boamang
Afigya-Kwabre South District Kodie
Ahafo-Ano North Municipal Tepa
Ahafo-Ano South East District Adugyama
Ahafo-Ano South West District Mankranso
Akrofuom District Akrofuom
Amansie Central District Jacobu
Amansie West District Manso Nkwanta
Amansie South District Manso Adubia
Asante-Akim Central Municipal Konongo
Asante-Akim North District Agogo
Asante-Akim South Municipal Juaso
Asokore-Mampong Municipal Asokore Mampong
Asokwa Municipal Asokwa
Atwima-Kwanwoma District Twedie
Atwima-Mponua District Nyinahin
Atwima-Nwabiagya Municipal Nkawie
Atwima-Nwabiagya North District Barekese
Bekwai Municipal Bekwai
Bosome Freho District Asiwa
Bosomtwe District Kuntanase
Ejisu Municipal Ejisu
Ejura/Sekyedumase Municipal Ejura
Juaben Municipal Juaben
Kumasi Metropolitan Kumasi
Kwabre East Municipal Mamponteng
Kwadaso Municipal Kwadaso
Mampong Municipal Mampong
Obuasi East Municipal Tutuka
Obuasi Municipal Obuasi
Offinso Municipal Offinso
Offinso North District Akomadan
Oforikrom Municipal Oforikrom
Old Tafo Municipal Old Tafo
Sekyere Afram Plains District Drobonso
Sekyere Central District Nsuta
Sekyere East District Effiduase
Sekyere Kumawu District Kumawu
Sekyere South District Agona
Suame Municipal Suame


Bono Region

When the Bono East area and the Ahafo region were founded, the remainder of the Brong-Ahafo region became the Bono region. Sunyani, commonly known as the Green City of Ghana, is the cleanest capital city and a prominent conference site. Below are the Districts and Municipalities in Bono Region.

District Category Capital
Wenchi Municipal Wenchi
Tain District Nsawkaw
Sunyani West District Odumase
Sunyani Municipal Sunyani
Jaman South Municipal Drobo
Jaman North District Sampa
Dormaa West District Nkrankwanta
Dormaa East District Wamfie
Dormaa Central Municipal Dormaa Ahenkro
Berekum West District Jinijini
Berekum East Municipal Berekum
Banda District Banda Ahenkro

Bono East Region

Ghana’s Bono East area was created out of the Brong Ahafo Region, and Techiman serves as the new region’s capital. Below are the districts and municipalities in Bono East Region.

District Category Capital
Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Atebubu
Kintampo North Municipal Kintampo
Kintampo South District Jema
Nkoranza North District Busunya
Nkoranza South Municipal Nkoranza
Pru East District Yeji
Pru West District Prang
Sene East District Kajaji
Sene West District Kwame Danso
Techiman Municipal Techiman
Techiman North District Tuobodom

Central Region

The central region was created in 1970, just before the 1970 population census in Ghana. The Central region is known for its many prestigious higher education institutions and a thriving economy based on industrial minerals and tourism.

Many tourist attractions, including castles, forts, and beaches, can be found along the Central region’s coastline. Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region. Below are these districts, municipalities and metropolitan assemblies in Central Region.

District Category Capital
Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District Abura-Dunkwa
Agona East District Nsaba
Agona West Municipal Municipal Agona Swedru
Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam District Ajumako
Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District Breman Asikuma
Assin Central Municipal Assin Foso
Assin North District Assin Bereku
Assin South District Nsuaem Kyekyewere
Awutu Senya East Municipal Kasoa
Awutu Senya West District Awutu Breku
Cape Coast Metropolitan Cape Coast
Effutu Municipal Winneba
Ekumfi District Esakyir
Gomoa East District Potsin
Gomoa Central District Afransi
Gomoa West District Apam
Komenda/Edina/Eguafo/Abirem Municipal Elmina
Mfantsiman Municipal Saltpond
Twifo Atti Morkwa District Twifo Praso
Twifo/Hemang/Lower Denkyira District Hemang
Upper Denkyira East Municipal Dunkwa-on-Offin
Upper Denkyira West District Diaso


Eastern Region

The Eastern Region is situated in the south of the country. The majority of the people in the Eastern area are Akans, and the main languages spoken are Akan, Ewe, Krobo, Hausa, and English.

Koforidua serves as the capital of the Eastern Region. The Akosombo dam is located in the Eastern Region, and the Eastern region’s economy is dominated by high-capacity power generation. Below are the district and municipal assemblies in Eastern Region.

District Category Capital
Abuakwa North Municipal Kukurantumi
Abuakwa South Municipal Kibi
Achiase District Achiase
Akuapim North Municipal Akropong
Akuapim South District Aburi
Akyemansa District Ofoase
Asene Manso Akroso District Manso
Asuogyaman District Atimpoku
Atiwa East District Anyinam
Atiwa West District Kwabeng
Ayensuano District Coaltar
Birim Central Municipal Akim Oda
Birim North District New Abirem
Birim South District Akim Swedru
Denkyembour District Akwatia
Fanteakwa North District Begoro
Fanteakwa South District Osino
Kwaebibirem Municipal Kade
Kwahu Afram Plains North District Donkorkrom
Kwahu Afram Plains South District Tease
Kwahu East District Abetifi
Kwahu South District Mpraeso
Kwahu West Municipal Nkawkaw
Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Krobo Odumase
New Juaben North Municipal Effiduase
New Juaben South Municipal Koforidua
Nsawam Adoagyire Municipal Nsawam
Okere District Adukrom
Suhum Municipal Suhum, Ghana
Upper Manya Krobo District Asesewa
Upper West Akim District Adeiso
West Akim Municipal Asamankese
Yilo-Krobo Municipal Somanya


Greater Accra Region

With a total land surface area of 3,245 square kilometers, the Greater Accra Region is the smallest of Ghana’s 16 administrative regions. It serves as the national capital of Ghana, and this accounts for 1.4% of Ghana’s total land area.

With a population of 5,455,692 in 2021, it is the second most populated region in Ghana, after the Ashanti Region, accounting for 17.7% of the overall population. The capital of the Greater Accra Region is Accra. Below are the districts, municipal and metropolitan assemblies in Greater Accra Region.

District Category Capital
Ablekuma Central Municipal Lartebiokorshie
Ablekuma North Municipal Darkuman
Ablekuma West Municipal Dansoman
Accra Metropolitan Accra
Ada East District Ada Foah
Ada West District Sege
Adenta Municipal Adenta
Ashaiman Municipal Ashaiman
Ayawaso Central Municipal Kokomlemle
Ayawaso East Municipal Nima
Ayawaso North Municipal Accra New Town
Ayawaso West Municipal Dzorwulu
Ga Central Municipal Sowutuom
Ga East Municipal Abokobi
Ga North Municipal Amomole
Ga South Municipal Ngleshie Amanfro
Ga West Municipal Amasaman
Korle-Klottey Municipal Osu
Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Kpone
Krowor Municipal Nungua
La-Dade-Kotopon Municipal La
La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Madina
Ledzokuku Municipal Teshie
Ningo-Prampram District Prampram
Okaikwei North Municipal Tesano
Shai-Osudoku District Dodowa
Tema Metropolitan Metropolitan Tema
Tema West Municipal Tema Community 18
Weija Gbawe Municipal Weija


Northern Region

It was the largest of the sixteen regions, encompassing 70,384 square kilometres or 31% of Ghana’s land area until December 2018, when the Savannah Region and North East Region were created. A total of 14 districts makes up the Northern Region, and Tamale is the regional capital.

District Category Capital
Gushegu Municipal Municipal Gushegu
Karaga District Karaga
Kpandai District Kpandai
Kumbungu District Kumbungu
Mion District Sang
Nanton District Nanton
Nanumba North Municipal Municipal Bimbilla
Nanumba South District Wulensi
Saboba District Saboba
Sagnarigu Municipal Municipal Sagnarigu
Savelugu Municipal Municipal Savelugu
Tamale Metropolitan Metropolitan Tamale
Tatale Sanguli District Tatale
Tolon District Tolon
Yendi Municipal Municipal Yendi
Zabzugu District Zabzugu


North East Region

It is located in the north of the country and was established in December 2018 following a referendum to separate it from the Northern region. Nalerigu is the region’s capital. Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in North East Region.

District Category Capital
Bunkpurugu Nyankpanduri District Bunkpurugu
Chereponi District Chereponi
East Mamprusi Municipal Nalerigu
Mamprugu Moagduri District Yagaba
West Mamprusi Municipal Walewale
Yunyoo-Nasuan District Yunyoo


Savannah Region

The Savannah Region of Ghana is one of its newest regions, yet it is also its largest. The new Savannah Region’s capital, Damongo, was established, and it lies in the country’s northwestern region.

The Savannah Region is divided into seven districts: Bole, Central Gonja, North Gonja, East Gonja, Sawla/Tuna/Kalba, West Gonja, North East Gonja, West Gonja, North East Gonja, and West Gonja, North East Gonja, as well as seven constituencies: Bole/Bamboi, Damongo, Daboya/Mankarigu, Salaga North, Salaga South, Sawla/Tuna/Kalba and Yapei /Kusawgu.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Savannah Region.

District Category Capital
Bole District Bole
Central Gonja District Buipe
East Gonja Municipal Municipal Salaga
North Gonja District Daboya
North East Gonja District Kpalbe
Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Sawla
West Gonja Municipal Damongo

Upper East Region

The Upper East Region is located in the north of the country. It covers 8,842 square kilometers of land, accounting for 2.7% of Ghana’s total land area.

Bolgatanga, often known as Bolga, is the regional capital for the Upper East. Navrongo, Paga, Bawku, and Zebilla are some of the region’s largest cities. Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Upper East Region.

District Category Capital
Bawku Municipal Municipal Bawku
Bawku West District Zebilla
Binduri District Binduri
Bolgatanga East District Zuarungu
Bolgatanga Municipal Municipal Bolgatanga
Bongo District Bongo
Builsa North Municipal Municipal Sandema
Builsa South District Fumbisi
Garu District Garu
Kassena-Nankana Municipal Municipal Navrongo
Kassena-Nankana West District Paga
Nabdam District Nangodi
Pusiga District Pusiga
Talensi District Tongo
Tempane District Tempane


Upper West Region

The Upper West Region of Ghana lies in the northwestern corner of the country, and Wa is the capital town and most populous town in the Upper West.

Under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) military dictatorship, the Upper West was founded by then-Head of State, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings, in 1983. It was Ghana’s youngest region for approximately 35 years until six more regions in 2018.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Upper West Region.

District Category Capital
Daffiama Bussie Issa District Issa
Jirapa Municipal Municipal Jirapa
Lambussie Karni District Lambussie
Lawra Municipal Municipal Lawra
Nadowli-Kaleo District Nadowli
Nandom Municipal Municipal Nandom
Sissala East Municipal Municipal Tumu
Sissala West District Gwollu
Wa East District Funsi
Wa Municipal Municipal Wa
Wa West District Wechiau


Volta Region

The Volta Region (or Volta), with Ho as its capital, lies west of the Republic of Togo and east of Lake Volta. The territory, divided into 25 administrative districts, is multi-ethnic and multilingual, including ethnic groupings like the Ewe, Guan, and Akan peoples.

The Lolo, Likpe, Akpafu, Buem, and Nkonya (now part of the Oti area) are among the Guan peoples. The New Patriotic Party carved this region out of the Volta Region in December 2018.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in the Volta Region of Ghana.

District Category Capital
Adaklu District District Adaklu Waya
Afadzato South District Ve Golokwati
Agotime Ziope District Kpetoe
Akatsi North District Ave-Dakpa
Akatsi South District Akatsi
Anloga District Anloga
Central Tongu District Adidome
Ho Municipal Municipal Ho
Ho West District Dzolokpuita
Hohoe Municipal Municipal Hohoe
Keta Municipal Municipal Keta
Ketu North Municipal Municipal Dzodze
Ketu South Municipal Municipal Denu
Kpando Municipal Municipal Kpando
North Dayi District Anfoega
North Tongu District Battor Dugame
South Dayi District Kpeve
South Tongu District Sogakope

Western Region

The Western Region, which stretches from the Ivory Coast (Comoé District) in the west to the Central Region in the east, contains the capital and huge twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi on the coast as coastal Axim and a rugged inland territory comprising Elubo.


It has Cape Three Points, Ghana’s most southern site, where commercial quantities of crude oil were discovered in June 2007. At the time of the 2021 Census, the region covered 13,842 square kilometers and had a population of 2,060,585. It has 22 districts, and its capital is Sekondi-Takoradi.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Western Region.

District Category Capital
Ahanta West Municipal Agona Ahanta
Amenfi Central District Manso Amenfi
Amenfi West Municipal Asankragua
Effia Kwesimintsim Municipal Municipal Kwesimintsim
Ellembelle District Nkroful
Jomoro Municipal Half Assini
Mpohor District Mpohor
Nzema East Municipal Municipal Axim
Prestea-Huni Valley Municipal Municipal Prestea
Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Metropolitan Sekondi-Takoradi
Shama District Shama
Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Municipal Tarkwa
Wassa Amenfi East Municipal Wassa-Akropong
Wassa East District Daboase

Western North Region

The Western North Region is one of Ghana’s six new regions. In the area, there are various small and large-scale gold mining companies. The Sefwis dominate the region’s ethnic culture, and Sefwi, Akan, French, and English are the primary languages spoken. It has nine districts, and its capital is Wiawso.

Below are the districts and municipal assemblies in Western North Region.

District Category Capital
Aowin Municipal Enchi
Bia East District Sefwi Adabokrom
Bia West District Essam-Debiso
Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipal Bibiani
Bodi District Sefwi Bodi
Juaboso District Juaboso
Sefwi Akontombra District Sefwi Akontombra
Sefwi-Wiawso Municipal Sefwi Wiawso
Suaman District Dadieso




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