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Contents: Regions and Districts

The population of the regions and districts of Ghana according to census results and latest official projections.

In 2019, the number of regions increased from 10 to 16 as tabulated. 173 districts existed in 2010 and 216 districts in 2017. Their number has grown to 260 by splits in 2018 and 2019. This division is shown.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
2010-09-26
Population
Projection
2020-09-26
Ahafo (← Brong Ahafo)Region484,210613,049
Asunafo North MunicipalMunicipal District124,685157,870
Asunafo SouthDistrict95,580120,976
Asutifi NorthDistrict52,25966,141
Asutifi SouthDistrict53,58467,763
Tano North MunicipalMunicipal District79,973101,305
Tano South MunicipalMunicipal District78,12998,994
AshantiRegion4,780,3805,924,498
Adansi Asokwa (← Adansi North)District67,13383,243
Adansi NorthDistrict39,95849,522
Adansi SouthDistrict40,52350,268
Afigya Kwabre NorthDistrict41,59351,560
Afigya Kwabre SouthDistrict94,547117,179
Ahafo Ano North MunicipalMunicipal District94,285116,936
Ahafo Ano South EastDistrict58,96273,121
Ahafo Ano South WestDistrict62,69777,760
Akrofuom (← Obuasi Municipal)District74,85592,804
Amansie CentralDistrict90,741112,508
Amansie South (← Amansie West)District60,22774,666
Amansie WestDistrict74,10491,905
Asante Akim Central MunicipalMunicipal District71,50888,597
Asante Akim NorthDistrict69,18685,753
Asante Akim South MunicipalMunicipal District117,245145,349
Asokore Mampong MunicipalMunicipal District304,815377,697
Asokwa Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District140,161173,665
Atwima KwanwomaDistrict90,634112,321
Atwima MponuaDistrict119,180147,829
Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal (Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipal)Municipal District85,994106,569
Atwima Nwabiagya North (← Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal)District63,03178,113
Bekwai MunicipalMunicipal District118,024146,213
Bosome FrehoDistrict60,39774,870
BosomtweDistrict93,910116,360
Ejisu MunicipalMunicipal District95,424118,217
Ejura-Sekyedumase MunicipalMunicipal District85,446105,952
Juaben MunicipalMunicipal District48,33859,915
Kumasi Metropolitan (incl. Bantama Municipal, Manhyia North Municipal, Manhyia South Municipal, Nhyiaeso Municipal, Subin Municipal)Metropolitan District728,634902,724
Kwabre EastDistrict115,556143,180
Kwadaso Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District251,215311,242
Mampong MunicipalMunicipal District88,051109,125
Obuasi East (← Obuasi Municipal)District76,00494,182
Obuasi MunicipalMunicipal District92,637114,795
Offinso MunicipalMunicipal District76,89595,292
Offinso NorthDistrict56,88170,522
Oforikrom Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District303,016375,651
Old Tafo Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District146,024180,928
Sekyere Afram PlainsDistrict28,53535,416
Sekyere CentralDistrict71,23288,307
Sekyere EastDistrict62,17277,030
Sekyere KumawuDistrict65,40281,029
Sekyere SouthDistrict94,009116,477
Suame Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District161,199199,706
Bono (← Brong Ahafo)Region922,6171,168,807
BandaDistrict20,28225,717
Berekum East MunicipalMunicipal District92,847117,537
Berekum WestDistrict36,78146,564
Dormaa Central MunicipalMunicipal District112,111141,999
Dormaa EastDistrict50,87164,419
Dormaa WestDistrict47,67860,467
Jaman NorthDistrict83,059105,210
Jaman South MunicipalMunicipal District92,649117,315
Sunyani MunicipalMunicipal District123,224156,186
Sunyani WestDistrict85,272108,031
TainDistrict88,104111,650
Wenchi MunicipalMunicipal District89,739113,712
Bono East (← Brong Ahafo)Region904,1561,133,768
Atebubu-Amantin MunicipalMunicipal District105,938132,818
Kintampo North MunicipalMunicipal District95,480119,762
Kintampo SouthDistrict81,000101,494
Nkoranza NorthDistrict65,89582,622
Nkoranza South MunicipalMunicipal District100,929126,593
Pru EastDistrict72,79991,278
Pru WestDistrict56,44970,746
Sene EastDistrict61,07676,506
Sene WestDistrict57,73472,383
Techiman MunicipalMunicipal District147,788185,450
Techiman NorthDistrict59,06874,116
CentralRegion2,201,8632,605,492
Abura-Asebu-KwamankeseDistrict117,185138,623
Agona EastDistrict85,920101,674
Agona West MunicipalMunicipal District115,358136,443
Ajumako-Enyan-EssiamDistrict138,046163,250
Asikuma-Odoben-BrakwaDistrict129,580153,387
Assin Central Municipal (Assin Fosu Municipal)Municipal District76,52590,637
Assin North (← Assin Central Municipal)District67,94280,534
Assin SouthDistrict104,244123,440
Awutu Senya East MunicipalMunicipal District108,422128,332
Awutu Senya WestDistrict86,884102,772
Cape Coast Metropolitan (incl. Cape Coast North Municipal, Cape Coast South Municipal)Metropolitan District169,894201,168
Effutu MunicipalMunicipal District68,59781,178
EkumfiDistrict52,23161,747
Gomoa Central (← Gomoa East)District138,790164,304
Gomoa EastDistrict68,28180,694
Gomoa WestDistrict135,189159,680
Komenda-Edina-Egyafo-Abirem MunicipalMunicipal District144,705171,278
Mfantseman MunicipalMunicipal District144,332170,509
Twifo-Ati MorkwaDistrict61,74373,119
Twifo-Heman-Lower DenkyiraDistrict55,13165,316
Upper Denkyira East MunicipalMunicipal District72,81086,233
Upper Denkyira WestDistrict60,05471,174
EasternRegion2,633,1543,318,853
Abuakwa North Municipal (← East Akim Municipal)Municipal District89,548112,856
Abuakwa South Municipal (← East Akim Municipal)Municipal District78,34898,756
Achiase (← Birim South)District73,21692,276
Akwapim North MunicipalMunicipal District75,77195,484
Akwapim SouthDistrict37,50147,265
AkyemansaDistrict97,374122,734
Asene Manso-Akroso (← Birim Central Municipal)District76,87696,888
AsuogyamanDistrict98,046123,568
Atiwa EastDistrict49,63662,563
Atiwa WestDistrict60,98676,871
AyensuanoDistrict77,19397,300
Birim Central MunicipalMunicipal District67,99385,689
Birim NorthDistrict78,90799,464
Birim SouthDistrict46,55158,672
DenkyembourDistrict78,84199,374
Fanteakwa NorthDistrict59,43074,911
Fanteakwa SouthDistrict49,18461,994
Kwaebibirem MunicipalMunicipal District113,721143,336
Kwahu Afram Plains NorthDistrict102,423129,135
Kwahu Afram Plains SouthDistrict115,812146,026
Kwahu EastDistrict77,12597,208
Kwahu SouthDistrict69,75787,912
Kwahu West MunicipalMunicipal District93,584117,945
Lower Manya Krobo MunicipalMunicipal District89,246112,464
New Juaben North MunicipalMunicipal District58,73574,025
New Juaben South MunicipalMunicipal District124,992157,534
Nsawam Adoagyiri MunicipalMunicipal District86,000108,400
Okere (← Akwapim North Municipal)District60,71276,512
Suhum MunicipalMunicipal District90,358113,885
Upper Manya KroboDistrict72,09290,877
Upper West AkimDistrict87,051109,722
West Akim MunicipalMunicipal District108,298136,492
Yilo Krobo MunicipalMunicipal District87,847110,715
Greater AccraRegion4,010,0545,055,883
Ablekuma Central Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District233,220294,022
Ablekuma North Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District184,731232,877
Ablekuma West Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District59,70875,254
Accra Metropolitan (incl. Ablekuma Municipal, Ashiedu Municipal, Okaikoi Municipal)Metropolitan Area440,946555,767
Ada EastDistrict71,67190,336
Ada WestDistrict59,12474,544
Adenta MunicipalMunicipal District78,21598,682
Ashaiman MunicipalMunicipal District190,972240,841
Ayawaso Central Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District142,322179,422
Ayawaso East Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District83,721105,546
Ayawaso North Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District99,777125,789
Ayawaso West Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District70,66789,225
Ga Central MunicipalMunicipal District117,220147,820
Ga East MunicipalMunicipal District147,742186,342
Ga North Municipal (← Ga West Municipal)Municipal District103,965131,129
Ga South MunicipalMunicipal District234,191295,344
Ga West MunicipalMunicipal District101,386127,841
Korle-Klottey Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District121,723153,452
Kpone Katamanso MunicipalMunicipal District109,864138,529
Krowor MunicipalMunicipal District102,059128,675
La Dade-Kotopon MunicipalMunicipal District183,528231,306
La Nkwantanang Madina MunicipalMunicipal District111,926141,124
Ledzokuku MunicipalMunicipal District125,873158,659
Ningo PrampramDistrict70,92389,387
Okaikwei North Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District228,271287,820
Shai OsudokuDistrict51,91365,461
Tema Metropolitan (incl. Tema Central Municipal, Tema East Municipal)Metropolitan District168,932212,926
Tema West Municipal (← Tema Metropolitan)Municipal District123,841156,134
Weija-Gbawe Municipal (← Ga South Municipal)Municipal District191,623241,629
North East (← Northern)Region465,005588,800
Bunkpurugu-NyakpanduriDistrict69,78688,365
ChereponiDistrict53,39467,609
East Mamprusi MunicipalMunicipal District121,009153,225
Mamprugu MoagduriDistrict46,89459,378
West Mamprusi MunicipalMunicipal District121,117153,361
Yunyoo-NasuanDistrict52,80566,862
NorthernRegion1,544,9461,948,913
Gushiegu MunicipalMunicipal District111,259140,368
KaragaDistrict77,70698,046
KpandaiDistrict108,816137,249
KumbunguDistrict39,34149,626
MionDistrict81,812103,202
NantonDistrict46,56658,754
Nanumba North MunicipalMunicipal District141,584178,608
Nanumba SouthDistrict93,464117,895
SabobaDistrict65,70682,891
Sagnarigu MunicipalMunicipal District148,099186,796
Savelugu MunicipalMunicipal District92,717116,975
Tamale Metropolitan (incl. Tamale Central Municipal, Tamale South Municipal)Metropolitan District223,252281,619
Tatale-SanguliDistrict60,03975,738
TolonDistrict72,99092,072
Yendi MunicipalMunicipal District117,780148,567
ZabzuguDistrict63,81580,507
Oti (← Volta)Region605,725759,799
BiakoyeDistrict65,90182,677
JasikanDistrict59,18174,281
KadjebiDistrict59,30374,386
Krachi East MunicipalMunicipal District116,804146,402
Krachi NchumuruDistrict72,68891,179
Krachi WestDistrict49,41761,960
Nkwanta NorthDistrict64,55380,987
Nkwanta South MunicipalMunicipal District117,878147,927
Savannah (← Northern)Region469,510594,712
BoleDistrict61,59378,010
Central GonjaDistrict87,877111,318
East Gonja MunicipalMunicipal District105,702133,805
North East Gonja (← East Gonja Municipal)District29,74837,681
North GonjaDistrict43,54755,169
Sawla-Tuna-KalbaDistrict99,863126,569
West GonjaDistrict41,18052,160
Upper EastRegion1,046,5451,302,718
Bawku MunicipalMunicipal District98,538122,641
Bawku WestDistrict94,034117,036
BinduriDistrict61,57676,641
Bolgatanga East (← Bolgatanga Municipal)District28,25435,168
Bolgatanga MunicipalMunicipal District103,296128,548
BongoDistrict84,545105,206
Builsa North MunicipalMunicipal District56,47770,321
Builsa SouthDistrict36,51445,469
GaruDistrict58,36272,634
Kassena Nankana MunicipalMunicipal District109,944136,875
Kassena Nankana WestDistrict70,66787,987
NabdamDistrict33,82642,126
PusigaDistrict57,67771,779
TalensiDistrict81,194101,132
TempaneDistrict71,64189,155
Upper WestRegion702,110868,479
Daffiama-Bussie-IssaDistrict32,82740,606
Jirapa MunicipalMunicipal District88,402109,308
Lambussie KarniDistrict51,65463,889
Lawra MunicipalMunicipal District54,88967,886
Nadowli-KaleoDistrict61,56176,114
NandomDistrict46,04056,947
Sissala East MunicipalMunicipal District56,52869,923
Sissala WestDistrict49,57361,322
Wa EastDistrict72,07489,194
Wa MunicipalMunicipal District107,214132,646
Wa WestDistrict81,348100,644
VoltaRegion1,512,5271,907,679
AdakluDistrict36,39145,962
Afadzato SouthDistrict95,030120,004
Agotime ZiopeDistrict28,01335,360
Akatsi NorthDistrict29,77737,517
Akatsi SouthDistrict98,684124,357
Anloga (← Keta Municipal)District82,686104,262
Central TonguDistrict59,41174,908
Hohoe MunicipalMunicipal District167,016210,769
Ho MunicipalMunicipal District177,281223,614
Ho WestDistrict94,600119,389
Keta MunicipalMunicipal District64,93281,810
Ketu North MunicipalMunicipal District99,913125,956
Ketu South MunicipalMunicipal District160,756202,734
Kpando MunicipalMunicipal District53,73667,831
North DayiDistrict39,91350,321
North TonguDistrict89,777113,245
South DayiDistrict46,66158,863
South TonguDistrict87,950110,777
WesternRegion1,664,5862,214,660
Ahanta West MunicipalMunicipal District106,215141,344
Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal (← Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan)Municipal District232,617309,514
EllembelleDistrict87,501116,435
Jomoro MunicipalMunicipal District150,107199,725
MpohorDistrict42,92357,103
Nzema East MunicipalMunicipal District60,82880,933
Prestea-Huni Valley MunicipalMunicipal District159,304211,918
Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan (incl. Sekondi Municipal, Takoradi Municipal, Essikado Municipal)Metropolitan District326,931435,009
ShamaDistrict81,966109,087
Tarkwa Nsuaem MunicipalMunicipal District90,477120,344
Wassa Amenfi CentralDistrict69,01491,790
Wassa Amenfi East MunicipalMunicipal District83,478111,036
Wassa Amenfi West MunicipalMunicipal District92,152122,573
Wassa EastDistrict81,073107,849
Western North (← Western)Region711,435949,094
Aowin MunicipalMunicipal District117,886157,159
Bia EastDistrict27,39336,505
Bia WestDistrict88,939118,618
Bibiani-Ahwiaso-Bekwai MunicipalMunicipal District123,272164,652
BodiDistrict53,31471,133
JuabesoDistrict58,43577,963
Sefwi AkontombraDistrict82,467109,868
Sefwi Wiawso MunicipalMunicipal District139,200185,826
SuamanDistrict20,52927,370
GhanaRepublic24,658,82330,955,204

Source: Ghana Statistical Service (web).

Explanation: Area figures of districts are derived from geospatial data.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (P 2020)
Males15,231,057
Females15,724,147
Age Groups (P 2020)
0-14 years11,846,786
15-64 years17,589,082
65+ years1,452,361
Age Distribution (P 2020)
0-9 years8,193,824
10-19 years6,921,479
20-29 years5,480,542
30-39 years3,885,571
40-49 years2,661,534
50-59 years1,697,631
60-69 years962,569
70-79 years695,422
80+ years389,657