Districts, Municipals and Metropolitan in Ghana and Their Capitals III

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 REGIONDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
Daffiama Bussie IssaIssa
JirapaJirapa
Lambussie KarniLambussie
LawraLawra
NadowliNadowli
UPPER WEST REGIONNandomNandom
Sissala EastTumu
Sissala WestGwollu
Wa EastFunsi
Wa WestWechiau
Wa Municipal DistrictWa

 

VOLTA REGION

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 NAMEDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL OF DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
AdakluAdaklu Waya
Akatsi SouthAkatsi
AfadjatoVe Golokwati
Agortime ZiopeKpetoe
Akatsi NorthAve-Dakpa
BiakoyeNkonya Ahenkro
JasikanJasikan
KadjebiKadjebi
Ketu NorthDzodze
Krachi EastDambai
Krachi NchumuruChindiri
VOLTA REGIONKrachi WestKete Krachi
Nkwanta SouthNkwanta
Nkwanta NorthKpassa
North TonguBattor Dugame
South DayiKpeve New Town
South TonguSogakope
Ho Municipal DistrictHo
Hohoe Municipal DistrictHohoe
Keta Municipal DistrictKeta
Ketu South Municipal DistrictDenu
Kpando Municipal DistrictKpandu
Ho WestDzolokpuita
North DayiAnfoega
Central TonguAdidome

 

WESTERN REGION

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 NAMEDISTRICT/MUNICIPAL NAMECAPITAL FOR DISTRICT/MUNICIPAL
Ahanta WestAgona Nkwanta
Aowin/SuamanEnchi
BiaSefwi Essam
Bia East Asokore Adaborkrom.
Bibiani/Ahwiaso/BekwaiBibiani
BodiSefwi Bodi
EllembeleEllembele
JomoroHalf Assini
JuabosoJuaboso
MpohorMpohor
WESTERN REGIONMpohor/Wassa EastDaboase
Prestea-Huni ValleyBogoso
Sefwi AkontonbraSefwi Akontonbra
Sefwi--WiawsoWiawso
Shama Shama
SuamanEnchi
Wassa Amenfi East Wassa-Akropong.
Wassa Amenfi WestAsankragua
Wassa Amenfi CentralManso Amenfi
Nzema East Municipal DistrictAxim
Tarkwa NsuaemTarkwa