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Western Region (Ghana)

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Western Region (Ghana)
regions of Ghana
CountryGhana Edit
CapitalSekondi-Takoradi Edit
Edey de administrative territorial entity insydGhana Edit
Located in time zoneGreenwich Mean Time Edit
Coordinate location5°30′0″N 2°30′0″W Edit
Dey share bother plusWestern North Region, Central Region Edit
Districts wey dey de Western Region
Western Region inside de Ghana map
Flag of Western Region(Ghana)

De Western Region dey for south Ghana. e san spread from de Ivory Coast (Comoé District) for de west reach de Central region for de east, wey get de capital and large twin city wey be Sekondi-Takoradi for de coast inside, coastal Axim, and a hilly inland area including Elubo. e get Ghana's southernmost location, Cape Three Points, wey dem discover crude oil for commercial quantities for June 2007. De region san cover 13,842 sq. km wey get 2,060,585 inside for de 2021 Census top.

E be dem Akans people nu wey dominate demma culture and e be Akan, French and English wey dem dey barb pass for the region inside.[1]

Tourism[edit | edit source]

De largest rivers be de Ankobra River, de Bia River, and de Pra River wey dey de east, with de Tano River wey partly form de western national border. Dem know de area wella sake of UNESCO World Heritage Site and Nzulezo village, wey dem build am on stilts and platforms for water top, and de Ankasa Protected Area. Dem get Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Brandenburgian forts for de coast top wey dem build from 1512 on.

Education[edit | edit source]

De Western region get chao post-secondary schools plus teachers' and nursing colleges, and two universities. one dey Tarkwa, UMaT and Takoradi Technical University wey dem dey call Takoradi Polythecnic before.

Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]

Before de regional demarcation in December 2018, de region get 23 MMDA's (wey be 1 Metropolitan, 11 Municipal and 11 Ordinary Assemblies). Therefore, as part of this reorganisation nu, dem remove nine MMDA's (those wey dey bold and asterisks below, san be 3 Municipal and 6 Ordinary Assemblies before) from de Western Region, we dem san form inside de new Western North Region wey get Wiawso as the capital.

De political administration wey dey de region dey follow the local government system. For this administration system inside, the region dey divided into 14 MMDA's (wey be 1 Metropolitan, 8 Municipal and 5 Ordinary Assemblies). For each District nu, Municipal or Metropolitan Assembly, dey administered by a Chief Executive, wey dey represent the central government but dey derive authority from an Assembly head by a presiding member wey dem elect from among the members inside. The current list is as follows:

Districts of the Western Region[2]
# MMDA Name Capital MMDA Type Population

Census 2010


Projection 2019

1 Ahanta West Agona Nkwanta Municipal 106,215 139,188
- Aowin* Enchi Municipal 117,886 154,661
- Bia East* Adabokrom Ordinary 27,393 37,108
- Bia West* Essam Ordinary 88,939 111,355
- Bodi* Bodi Ordinary 53,314 68,055
2 Ellembelle Nkroful Ordinary 87,501 114,441
3 Jomoro Half Assini Municipal 150,107 194,808
- Juabeso* Juaboso Ordinary 58,435 77,678
4 Mpohor Mpohor Ordinary 42,923 55,678
5 Nzema East Axim Municipal 60,828 80,480
6 Prestea-Huni Valley Bogoso Municipal 159,304 207,237
- Sefwi-Akontombra* Sefwi Akontombra Ordinary 82,467 108,266
- Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai* Bibiani Municipal 123,272 160,844
- Sefwi-Wiawso* Wiawso Municipal 139,200 182,510
7 Sekondi-Takoradi Sekondi Metropolitan 559,548 726,905
8 Effia-Kwesimintsim Kwesimintsim Ordinary N/A N/A
9 Shama Shama Ordinary 81,966 105,173
- Suaman* Dadieso Ordinary 20,529 27,832
10 Tarkwa-Nsuaem Tarkwa Municipal 90,477 117,550
11 Wassa Amenfi Central Manso Amenfi Ordinary 69,014 89,703
12 Wassa Amenfi East Wassa-Akropong Municipal 83,478 108,272
13 Wassa Amenfi West Asankragua Municipal 92,152 120,643
14 Wassa East Daboase Ordinary 81,073 105,163
Total 2,376,021 3,093,201

Famous native citizens[edit | edit source]

Famous native citizens of Western region
# Citizen Settlement
1 Samuel Inkoom Sekondi-Takoradi
2 Nadia Buari Sekondi-Takoradi
3 Boris Kodjoe Sekondi-Takoradi
4 John Atta Mills Tarkwa
5 Kwame Nkrumah Nkroful
6 Anton Wilhelm Amo Axim
7 Joseph Boahen Aidoo Wassa Afransie
8 Kofi Kinaata Takoradi
9 Gyedu-Blay Ambolley Sekondi-Takoradi
10 Godfried Gambrah Sekondi-Takoradi

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://citisportsonline.com/2021/05/21/betway-extends-support-to-volleyball-teams-in-the-western-and-western-north-regions/
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20130118104048/http://www.ghanadistricts.com/region/?r=5