Districts in Central Region and their capitals

Ghana’s Central Region is one of the country’s sixteen administrative regions. It is bounded on the north by the Ashanti and Eastern regions, on the west by the Western region, on the east by the Greater Accra area, and on the south by the Gulf of Guinea with a 168-kilometer length coastline.

It spans an area of 9,826 square kilometres or 4.1 per cent of Ghana’s land area.

Brief History Of Central Region

The Gold Coast’s former administrative center was the Central Region. The region was the country’s first to establish formal contact with Europeans. Cape Coast, also known as Oguaa in the locality, served as the capital of the Gold Coast until 1877, when it was relocated to Accra. The legendary Bond of 1844 and the Fante Confederation were signed in the castle of Cape Coast between the British and the 17 coastal and near-coastal statecs.

Until 1970, when it was separated from the Western Region soon before the 1970 Population Census, the Central Region was originally a part of the Western Region.

Tourism

Historical monuments such as forts and castles can be found across the region. The Cape Coast Castle in Cape Coast, the Elmina Castle and Fort Sao Jago in Elmina, the Fort William in Anomabo, and the Fort Good Hope in Senya are all well-known. 

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle serve as reminders of the slave trade.  It serves as a tourism hub with some of the most stunning beaches and national parks (Kakum National Park). In 2009, US President Barack Obama visited the city of Cape Coast for the first time.

Education

The University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast Technical University and the University of Education, Winneba are the three public universities in the region. Mfantsipim School, St. Augustine’s College, Wesley Girls High School, Adisadel College, and Holy Child are among the outstanding teaching institutions in the Cape Coast Municipality, which have churned out some of the country’s most renowned residents.

Central Region has 22 districts

NumberDistrictCapital
1CAPE COAST METROPOLITAN CAPE COAST
2KOMENDA EDINA EGUAFO ABIREM MUNICIPALELMINA
3ABURA ASEBU KWAMANKESE DISTRICT DUNKWA
4MFANTSIMAN MUNICIPAL SALTPOND
5EKUMFI DISTRICT APAM
6GOMOA WEST DISTRICT ASSARKYIR
7EFFUTU MUNICIPAL WINNEBA
8GOMOA EAST DISTRICT POTSIN
9GOMOA CENTRAL DISTRICT AFRANSI
10AWUTU SENYA EAST MUNICIPALKASOA
11AWUTU SENYA WEST DISTRICTAWUTU BREKU
12AGONA EAST DISTRICT NSABA
13AGONA WEST MUNICIPALSWEDRU
14ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA DISTRICTASIKUMA
15AJUMAKU ENYAN ESSIAM DISTRICTAJUMAKO
16ASSIN SOUTH DISTRICT NSUAEM KYEKYEWERE
17TWIFO HEMAN LOWER DENKYIRA DISTRICT HEMANG
18TWIFO ATI MORKWA DISTRICT TWIFO PRASO
19ASSIN CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSIN FOSU
20ASSIN NORTH DISTRICTASSIN BEREKU
21UPPER DENKYIRA EAST MUNICIPAL DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN
22UPPER DENKYIRA WEST DISTRICT DIASO

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