Eastern Region (Ghana)
Location of Eastern Region in Ghana
Districts of Eastern region
|• Regional Minister||Julius Debrah|
|• Total||19,323 km2 (7,461 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 6th|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||Ranked 3rd|
|• Density||140/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|• Per capita||$5,150|
|• Per capita||$2,500|
|ISO 3166 code||GH-EP|
The Eastern Region is located on the peninsula of Ashantiland and is one of ten administrative regions of Ghana. Eastern region is bordered to the east by the Lake Volta, to the north by Brong-Ahafo region and Ashanti region, to the west by Ashanti region, to the south by Central region and Greater Accra region. Ashantis-Akans are the dominant inhabitants and natives of Eastern region and Ashanti Twi or Akan and English are the main spoken languages. The Eastern region is the location of the Akosombo dam and the economy of the Eastern region is dominated by its diamond mining at Akwatia with Ashantiland possessing the Earth's 9th largest diamond reserves and as Earth's 9th largest diamond producer, and high-capacity electricity generation. Eastern region covers an area of 19,323 square kilometres, which is about 8.1% of Ghana's total landform.
High-capacity electricity generation Akosombo Hydroelectric Project contains three main tributaries: the Black Volta; the White Volta and the Red Volta and the Akosombo Hydroelectric Project flows into the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.
- Ashesi University
- Presbyterian University College
- University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
- All Nations University
- University of Sustainable Environmental Studies and Applied Research
- Krobo Girls' Presbyterian Senior High School
- St. Peter's Boys Senior High School
- Aburi Girls Senior High School
- St Roses Senior High (Akwatia)
- Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary
- Koforidua Secondary Technical School
- New Juaben Senior High Commercial School
- Akwamuman Senior High School
- Okuapeman Senior High School
- St Matins Senior High School
- Benkum Senior High School
- Ghana senior high school koforidua
- Asamankese senior high School
- Akim oda Senior high School
- Saint francis Senior High School
- Mpraeso Senior High School
- Oti Boateng Senior High School
- Oyoko Methodist Senior High School
- Suhum presby senior High School
- Ofori Panin Senior High School
- Suhum Senior High and technical School
The Afram Plains District does not exist any longer. The Akuapim South District, East Akim District and Kwahu West Districts have been upgraded to Municipal status with the addition of Birim Central Municipal District which is entirely new. Other new districts include Akyemansa District, Kwahu East District and Kwahu North District. The Manya Krobo District has been split into Lower Manya Krobo District and Upper Manya Krobo District.
The region is divided into administrative districts. The total number of districts were increased from 21 districts to 26. The current list is as follows:
|Districts in Eastern region|
|2||Akuapim South Municipal||Nsawam||123,501|
|6||Birim Central Municipal||Akim Oda||144,869|
|7||Birim North||New Abirem||78,907|
|8||Birim South||Akim Swedru||119,767|
|9||East Akim Municipal||Kibi||167,896|
|15||Kwahu West Municipal||Nkawkaw||93,584|
|16||Lower Manya Krobo||Odumase Krobo||89,246|
|19||Upper Manya Krobo||Asesewa||72,092|
|20||West Akim Municipal||Asamankese||195,349|
Famous native citizens
|Famous native citizens of Eastern region|
|2||Yaw Boakye-Yiadom||East Akim Municipality (Akyem-Maase, Bunso)|
|4||Dr. J. B. Danquah||Kibi|
|5||Frederick W. K. Akuffo||Akropong|
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