Ghana is one of the largest countries in Africa hence the interest from most people to know everything about it. It is not surprising that people want to know such details like the exact sizes of the different regions. The following is a summary of what you need to know about the regions and their sizes.
The Northern area of Ghana, Tamale is the biggest region in Ghana in terms of area. Find out more about its exact size, its population, economic activities and its climate. There is a lot to learn about Northern Ghana that will reveal interesting fact you probably had no idea about.
A country found in the West African region of the larger Africa, Ghanaians speak more than 250 languages and dialects although the official language is English. With Christianity covering the largest religious group at 41%, Islam follows at 25%, traditionalists at 23%, and the rest at 9%. Generally, the economy of Ghana depends mostly on agriculture.
List of the Largest Region in Ghana
Ghana is divided into 10 regions. What’s the biggest region in Ghana? This is a frequently asked question. The Northern region is the largest region in Ghana in terms of land area measured in square kilometres. It is so big it has given the second largest area quite a gap when comparing the two. Illustrated below is the list of all the regions of Ghana, from the largest to the smallest.
Rank Region km2
- Northern 70,384
- Brong-Ahafo 39,557
- Ashanti 24,389
- Western 23,941
- Volta 20,570
- Eastern 19,323
- Upper West 18,476
- Central 9,826
- Upper East 8,842
- Greater Accra 3,245
The Biggest Region in Ghana
The biggest region in Ghana is the Northern region, with an area of 70,384 square kilometers. This covers 31% of Ghana. With its capital at Tamale, this region is divided into 26 districts and has a low population density. This can be attributed to its climate that leads to a high migration rate. Most residents speak the language of the oti-volta subfamily although the official language is still English. The Dagomba people that form the Dagbon kingdom are found here.
Tamale is Ghana’s fourth largest city. Most residents of this capital are Muslims. Housing the administrative and commercial activities in the region, the hospitality industry and infrastructure is well developed in Ghana. The best education centers are also found here, mostly. Unlike most areas, the climate in this metropolitan capital is tropical wet and dry experiencing one rainy season from April to September or October, July and August being the peak.
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Due to its closeness to the Sahara, the Northern region is much drier than other regions, especially the southern areas of Ghana. Temperatures vary between 14 °C (59 °F) at night and 40 °C (104 °F) during the day. Despite this the bigger population of this largest region in Ghana practice agriculture with the other few engaging in businesses.
The Second Biggest Region in Ghana
An area renowned for producing many elite athletes, Brong Ahafo is the second largest area in Ghana in terms of landmass covering an area of 39,557 square metres. It has 27 districts with 8 municipals. The capital is called Sunyani with very good roads that link it to Accra.
Created on 4th April 1959 out of the then Western Ashanti and named after the dominant and native inhabitants, the Brong Ahafo region has a population of about 1,824,827.
Located south of Ghana, Brong-Ahafo has a tropical climate with high temperatures of between 230C and 390C.The rainfall is ample.
The region is characterized by the guinea savannah woodland in its Northeastern portion and moist semi-deciduous forests in the southern parts where there is more rainfall.
With an average growth rate of 3.1 % and an economically active part of 45% representing the 15-65 age bracket, Brong Ahafo residents mainly practice agriculture. It’s most famous for cocoa production, with a good number of agricultural industries.
Rich with cultural and natural attractions, this region brags of several wildlife attractions, beautiful waterfalls like the popular Kintampo waterfalls and cultural centers. The economic state is quite commendable.
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