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Region in Ghana

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The population development in Northern as well as related information and services (Wikipedia, Google, images).

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
2010-09-26
Population
Census
2021-06-27
NorthernRegion1,544,9462,310,939
Gushiegu MunicipalMunicipal District111,259153,965
KaragaDistrict77,706114,225
KpandaiDistrict108,816126,213
KumbunguDistrict39,341110,586
MionDistrict81,81294,930
NantonDistrict46,56650,767
Nanumba North MunicipalMunicipal District141,584188,680
Nanumba SouthDistrict93,464106,374
SabobaDistrict65,70695,683
Sagnarigu MunicipalMunicipal District148,099341,711
Savelugu MunicipalMunicipal District92,717122,888
Tamale Metropolitan (incl. Tamale Central Municipal, Tamale South Municipal)Metropolitan District223,252374,744
Tatale-SanguleDistrict60,03974,805
TolonDistrict72,990118,101
Yendi MunicipalMunicipal District117,780154,421
ZabzuguDistrict63,81582,846
GhanaRepublic24,658,82330,832,019

Source: Ghana Statistical Service (web).

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


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2021)
Males1,141,705
Females1,169,234
Age Groups (C 2021)
0-14 years1,011,689
15-64 years1,225,338
65+ years73,912
Age Distribution (C 2021)
0-9 years750,262
10-19 years489,784
20-29 years411,724
30-39 years291,424
40-49 years174,202
50-59 years85,293
60-69 years53,341
70-79 years34,475
80+ years20,434
Urbanization (C 2021)
Rural1,215,131
Urban1,095,808
Literacy (A11+) (C 2021)
yes604,317
no763,495
Ethnic Group (C 2021)
Akan39,650
Ga-Dangme4,796
Ewe23,309
Guan38,978
Gurma681,418
Mole-Dagbani1,431,628
Grusi15,096
Mandé41,507
Other Ethnic Group15,336

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