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.
UPPER WEST REGION
The capital of Upper west region is Wa. The Upper West Region of Ghana contains 11 districts consisting of 1 municipal and 10 ordinary districts. Below is a table with the details.
|NAME OF REGION||DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAME||CAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL|
|Daffiama Bussie Issa||Issa|
|UPPER WEST REGION||Nandom||Nandom|
|Wa Municipal District||Wa|
With it’s capital been Ho, the region is known for beautiful water falls, mountainous sites and fishing. The Volta Region of Ghana contains 25 districts made up of 5 municipal and 20 ordinary districts. Below is a tabe with the details.
|REGION NAME||DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAME||CAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL|
|VOLTA REGION||Krachi West||Kete Krachi|
|North Tongu||Battor Dugame|
|South Dayi||Kpeve New Town|
|Ho Municipal District||Ho|
|Hohoe Municipal District||Hohoe|
|Keta Municipal District||Keta|
|Ketu South Municipal District||Denu|
|Kpando Municipal District||Kpandu|
Known for it’s abundance of natural resources, western region has it capital as Sekondi- Takoradi. The Western Region of Ghana contains 22 districts made up of 1 metropolitan, which is Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan District, 2 municipal and 19 ordinary districts. Below is the details.
|REGION NAME||DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAME||CAPITAL FOR DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL|
|Ahanta West||Agona Nkwanta|
|Bia East||Asokore Adaborkrom.|
|WESTERN REGION||Mpohor/Wassa East||Daboase|
|Sefwi Akontonbra||Sefwi Akontonbra|
|Wassa Amenfi East||Wassa-Akropong.|
|Wassa Amenfi West||Asankragua|
|Wassa Amenfi Central||Manso Amenfi|
|Nzema East Municipal District||Axim|