Western Region

Location

The Western Region is situated in the south-western part of Ghana. It shares common borders with La Cote d’Ivoire on the west, the Central Region in the East, parts of Ashanti and BrongAhafoRegions in the North and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) in the South. It covers an area of 23,921 square kilometers representing about 10 percent of the total land surface of Ghana. It has a total of 192 kilometers of coastline. The Southernmost part of Ghana, Cape Three Points near Busua in the Ahanta West District, is also located in this region.

Brief History 

The Western Region is one of the ten (10) Administrative Regions of Ghana. The Region was carved out of the former Western Province in July 1960. It has Sekondi as its administrative capital. Section 140 of the Local Government Act 1993 (Act 462) also established the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) with the sole objective of coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the activities of Sector Departments such as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The RCC does this with the view of improving the lives of the people.

The population of the region according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 2,376,021 with 1,187,774 males and 1,188,247 female.