The region is the largest in area of all the other regions of Ghana . Travelling through the region gives the unique pleasure of discovering distinct changes in landscapes and architecture which is different from those in the south. The traditional mud-walled buildings which are similar to those found in Mali and Burkina Faso provide interesting side trips.
It stretches across an area of about 4,540 Km² with a coastline, which spans 220 Km² from Kokrobite in the west to Ada in the east. The region shares boundaries with the Central region to the west, Eastern region to the north and Volta region to the east.
The Eastern region covers an area of about 19,938km². It covers an area of hilly landscape, which is marked solely by graceful highlands. The various portions of the landscape are named after the people who occupy them. The region shares boundaries on the north with Brong Ahafo and Ashanti regions, on the East with Volta Region, on the west with Central and Greater region on the south. It has Koforidua as it capital.
The geographical centre of Ghana is located in this Region.
The region was originally part of the Ashanti region, it was covers an area of about 39,557km² making it one of the largest. It borders to the north of the Ashanti region and western region its western border is Cote d' Iviore and southeastern border are Volta and eastern regions respectively and the north with northern region of Ghana . Sunyani is its regional capital.