Districts, Municipals and Metropolitan in Ghana and Their Capitals II

Ghana is is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana has Accra as it’s capital city and a total population of about 27 million.

Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km², Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south.

The country has 10 regions with ten regional capitals.

The Districts of Ghana are second-level administrative subdivisions of Ghana, below the level of region.

The districts of Ghana were re-organized in 1988/1989 in an attempt to decentralize the government and to combat the rampant corruption amongst officials.

The reform of the late 1980s subdivided the regions of Ghana into 110 districts, where local district assemblies should deal with the local administration.

By 2006, an additional 28 districts were created by splitting some of the original 110, bringing their number up to 138. In February 2008, there were more districts created and some were upgraded to municipal status.

This brought the final number to 170 districts in Ghana. Since then, a further 46 districts have been added since 28 June 2012 bringing the total to 216 districts.

 

EASTERN REGION

Eastern Region has it’s capital as Koforidua and are rich in natural resources such as gold, diamond etc. The Eastern Region of Ghana contains 26 districts made up of 7 municipal and 19 ordinary districts. Below is a table for 26 districts.

NAME OF REGIONNAME OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPALCAPITAL FOR DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
Afram Plains SouthTease
Akuapim SouthNsawam
Akuapim NorthAkropong
AkyemansaOfoase
AsuogyamanAtimpoku
AtiwaKwabeng
AyensuanoCoaltar
Birim NorthNew Abirem
Birim SouthAkim Swedru
FanteakwaBegoro
KwaebibiremKade
Kwahu EastAbetifi
Kwahu NorthDonkorkrom
EASTERN REGIONKwahu SouthMpraeso
SuhumSuhum
Upper Manya KroboAsesewa
DenkyembourAkwatia
Upper West AkimAdeiso
Birim Central Municipal DistrictAkim Oda
East Akim Municipal DistrictKibi
Kwahu West Municipal DistrictNkawkaw
Lower Manya Krobo Municipal DistrictOdumase Krobo
New Juaben Municipal DistrictKoforidua
Nsawam Municipal District
West Akim Municipal DistrictAsamankese
Yilo Krobo Municipal DistrictSomanya

 

GREATER ACCRA REGION

Greater Accra has it’s capital as Accra which doubles as the capital city of Ghana. The Greater Accra Region of Ghana contains 16 districts. It has 2 metropolitan districts namely Accra Metropolitan District and Tema Metropolitan District, It also has 7 municipal and 7 ordinary districts.  Below is a table of the details and their capitals.

NAME OF REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL FOR DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
Greater Accra RegionAda WestSege
Greater Accra RegionDangbe EastAda Foah
Greater Accra RegionDangbe WestDodowa
Greater Accra RegionKpone KatamansoKpone
Greater Accra RegionNingo PrampramPrampram
Greater Accra RegionAdenta Municipal DistrictAdenta East
Greater Accra RegionAshaiman Municipal DistrictAshiaman
Greater Accra RegionGa East Municipal DistrictAbokobi
Greater Accra RegionGa West Municipal DistrictAmasaman
Greater Accra RegionGa Central Municipal DistrictSowutuom
Greater Accra RegionGa South Municipal DistrictWeija
Greater Accra RegionLa Dade-Kotopon Municipal DistrictLa
Greater Accra RegionLa-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal DistrictMadina
Greater Accra RegionLedzokuku-Krowor Municipal DistrictTeshie Nungua

 

NORTHERN REGION

Northern Region is the biggest region in Ghana in terms of land. Majority of the inhabitants are into farming. The Northern Region of Ghana contains 26 districts. It has 24 ordinary districts in addition to 1 municipal and 1 metropolitan district, which is the Tamale Metropolitan District. Below is a table for the various districts and their capitals.

NAME OF REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
BoleBole
Bunlprugu-YunyooBunkpurugu.
Central GonjaBuipe
ChereponiChereponi
East GonjaSalaga
East MapmrusiGambaga
GusheguGushegu
KaragaKaraga
KpandaiKpandai
KumbunguKumbungu
Mamprugu MoaduriYagaba
NORTHERN REGIONMionSang
Nanumba SouthWulensi
Nanumba NorthBimbilla
North GonjaDaboya
SabobaSaboba
SagnariguSagnarigu
Savelugu/NantonSavelugu
Sawla-Tuna-KalbaSawla
Tatale SanguleTatale
TolonTolon
West GonjaDamongo
West MamprusiWalewale
Sanguli/TataleTatale
Yendi Municipal DistrictYendi

 

UPPER EAST REGION

Upper East is among the dominant farming regions in Ghana. It’s capital is Bolgatanga. The Upper East Region of Ghana contains 13 districts made up of 2 municipal and 11 ordinary districts. Below is a table of the district names and capital.

NAME OF REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL FOR DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
Bawku WestZebilla
BinduriBinduri
BongoBongo
BuilsaSandema
UPPER EAST REGIONBuilsa SouthFumbisi
Garu-TempaneGaru
Kassena Nankana EastNavrongo
NabdamNabdam
PusigaPusiga
Talensi-NabdamTongo
Bawku Municipal DistrictBawku
Bolgatanga Municipal DistrictBolgatanga
Kassena Nankana EastPaga