The 16 Regions of Ghana and their Capitals

Six new regions have been created out of the Volta, Brong Ahafo, Northern and Western regions.

The Oti Region was carved out of the Volta Region, with Dambai as the capital.

Bono East and Ahafo were created out of the Brong Ahafo Region with Techiman and Goaso as the respective capitals, while the former Brong Ahafo Region now becomes the Bono Region with Sunyani as the capital.


North East Region and Savannah Region were carved out of the Northern Region with Nalerigu and Damango as the new capitals respectively. Western North with Sefwi Wiawso as its capital was also created out of the Western Region.

When did Ghana get 16 regions?

Ghana held a referendum on creating new regions on 27 December 2018. The voting only took place in the 47 districts that are now part of the 6 new regions reated by splitting four of the existing regions. All the new regions were approved.

See below the current map of Ghana clearly showing all the regions.

Here are the 16 Regions of Ghana and their Regional Capitals:

Ahafo RegionGoaso
Ashanti RegionKumasi
Bono East RegionTechiman
Bono RegionSunyani
Central RegionCape Coast
Eastern RegionKoforidua
Greater Accra RegionAccra
North East RegionNalerigu
Northern RegionTamale
Oti RegionDambai
Savannah RegionDamango
Upper East RegionBolgatanga
Upper West RegionWa
Volta RegionHo
Western North RegionSefwi Wiawso
Western RegionSekondi-Takoradi

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