List of Districts in Central Region, their District Capital and LI

Central Regional Coordinating Council
Central Regional Coordinating Council

The Central Region was the former administrative centre of the Gold Coast. The region was the first area in the country to make formal contact with the Europeans. Its capital, Cape Coast, with the local name Oguaa was the capital of the Gold Coast until 1877, when the capital was moved to Accra. It was in the castle of Cape Coast that the historic Bond of 1844 was signed between the British and the 17 coastal and near-coastal states.

The region is home to historical monuments such as forts and castles. The renowned ones are the Cape Coast Castle in Cape Coast, the Elmina Castle and Fort Sao Jago both in Elmina, the Fort William at Anomabo and Fort Good Hope at Senya. It was in the castle of Cape Coast that the historic Bond of 1844 was signed between the British and the Fante Confederation.

The region has two universities, the University of Cape Coast and the University of Education, Winneba. The Cape Coast Municipality has reputable secondary schools such as the Mfantsipim School, St. Augustine?s College, Wesley Girls High School, Adisadel College and Holy Child School and has produced some of the prominent citizens in the country.

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The Central Region was historically part of the Western Region until 1970 when it was carved out just before the 1970 Population Census. It occupies an area of 9,826 square kilometres or 4.1 per cent of Ghana’s land area, making it the third smallest in area after Greater Accra and Upper East. It shares common boundaries with Western Region on the west, Ashanti and Eastern Regions on the north, and Greater Accra Region on the east. On the south is the 168-kilometre length Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea) coastline.

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The region was the first area in the country to make contact with the Europeans. Its capital, Cape Coast, was also the capital of the Gold Coast until 1877, when the capital was moved to Accra. It was in the castle of Cape Coast that the historic Bond of 1844 was signed between the British and the Fante Confederation.

In all, there are about 32 major festivals in the region. Notable among these are the Aboakyer at Winneba, Fetu at Cape Coast and Bakatue at Elmina.

The region has two Universities – University of Cape Coast and the University of Education, Winneba. The Cape Coast Municipality has excellent educational institutions like Mfantsipim School, St. Augustine’s College, Wesley Girls High School, Adisadel College and Holy Child that have produced some of the prominent citizens in the country.

The table below shows list of Districts/Municipals/Metropolitan, District Capital and Legislative Instrument (LI)

CENTRAL REGION
DISTRICT NAME DISTRICT CAPITAL DISTRICT LI NUMBER
KOMENDA EDINA EGUAFO ABIREM MUNICIPAL ELMINA 1857
CAPE COAST METROPOLITAN CAPE COAST 1927
ABURA ASEBU KWAMANKESE DISTRICT DUNKWA 1381
MFANTSIMAN MUNICIPAL SALTPOND 2026
EKUMFI DISTRICT APAM 2027
GOMOA WEST DISTRICT ASSARKYIR 1896
EFFUTU MUNICIPAL WINNEBA 1860
GOMOA EAST DISTRICT POTSIN 2340
GOMOA CENTRAL DISTRICT AFRANSI 1883
AWUTU SENYA EAST MUNICIPAL KASOA 2025
AWUTU SENYA WEST DISTRICT AWUTU BREKU 2024
AGONA EAST DISTRIC NSABA 1921
AGONA WEST MUNICIPAL SWEDRU 1920
ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA DISTRICT ASIKUMA 1378
AJUMAKU ENYAN ESSIAM DISTRICT AJUMAKO 1383
ASSIN SOUTH DISTRICT NSUAEM KYEKYEWERE 1760
TWIFO HEMAN LOWER DENKYIRA DISTRICT HEMANG 2022
TWIFO ATI MORKWA DISTRICT TWIFO PRASO 2023
ASSIN CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSIN FOSU 1859
ASSIN NORTH DISTRICT ASSIN BEREKU 2338
UPPER DENKYIRA EAST MUNICIPAL DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN 1877
UPPER DENKYIRA WEST DISTRICT DIASO 1848

 

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