Kente weaving in Ghana

Ghana Regions

Western Region

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Eikwe Beyin BeachTo discover the Western Region is to discover an area of diverse attractions.

The region extends between the Central Region to the east and La Cote d'Ivoire on the west and Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions on the North. It spreads across an area of about 23,921km². The region has 192 km stretch of tropical beaches on the Atlantic Coast . It is another region rich in heritage demonstrated by the numerous castles.

Volta Region

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Wli waterfalls

The Volta Region shares its eastern border with Togo and western with the Volta River and lake, the southern border is

the Atlantic Ocean and the northern border with the Northern region of Ghana . The region stretches from the coastal plains along the Atlantic Coast up to the arid lands of the north. It is the fourth largest region which covers an area of about 20,572km². It was originally part of the German colony of Togo but became a part of Ghana in 1956 when the mandated British territory chose to become an integral part of today's Ghana .

Upper West Region

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wa mosque GhanaThe Upper West Region has a different feeling, as a more traditional region. The administrative centre of Wa is also the seat of the Wa Naa, the Paramount Chief of the Walas. The magnificent palace still stands as stately as it did when it was first built in the 19th century. The uniquely styled traditional village houses of round mud-walled structures connected by walls forming large compounds are well adapted to the demanding climate of this region.

Upper East Region

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paga crocodileIt covers an area of about 8,842km², which constitute about 3% of the land area of Ghana . It is located in the north eastern part of Ghana . The region is bounded in the north by the republic of Burkina Faso , in the west by Upper west region, in the south by the Northern Region and in the East by the Republic of Togo .
With Bolgatanga as the administrative capital, the region is famous for handicrafts. Also, the local villages with their distinctive building styles have evolved through the generations.