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Central Region
Location of Central Region in Ghana
Regional Minister Ama Benyiwa-Doe
Capital Cape Coast
Area 9,826 km²
Ranked 8th
2000 Census
1984 Census
Ranked 8th
Districts 13
ISO 3166-2 GH-CP

The Central Region is one of Ghana's ten administrative regions. It is bordered by the Ashanti and Eastern regions to the north, Western region to the west, Greater Accra region to the east, and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean.


The Central Region of Ghana comprises the following 17 districts[1]:

Districts of Central Ghana

The Central Region is a hub of education in Ghana, habouring some of the best schools in the country. The region's economy is dominated by farming and fishing. Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle are prominent UNESCO World Heritage sites on the shores this region, a powerful reminder of the evils of the slave trade. The Central Region is a major center for tourism within Ghana and it has some of the most beautiful beaches, national parks (Kakum National Park) and small cities in West Africa. American President Barack Obama made his first international trip to the city of Cape Coast in 2009. It is a land of friendly and welcoming people.

Food The Central Region is well know for its varied Fante cuisine. Kenkey and Fufu are both staples which are both eaten with a variety of sauces, stews, and soups. Seafood is commonly eaten across the region.


  1. "List of All MMDAs in Ghana - Central Region". website. Retrieved 2009-10-17.

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