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 .