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Central Region

 

DEMOGRAPHIC

Located in the South –Western centre of Ghana, the Central Region shares boundary with the Ashanti Region in the North, Eastern Region to the North-East, Greater Accra Region to the South-East and on the West by the Western Region. It is bounded to the south by the Gulf of Guinea. The region has a coastline of 150Km, and is the longest coastline in Ghana. It is one of the smallest regions in Ghana, only bigger than Upper East and the Greater Accra Regions.

LOCATION OF OTHER OFFICE BRANCHES

  • Seventeen (17) administrative Metropolis/Municipalities/districts prevail. The largest is Assin North with a land area of 2,375 km2 and the smallest being Cape Coast/ Efutu. The details of the districts are as indicated below.
NO. Municipal/District/Metropolis Capital
  COASTAL SAVANNA  
  Cape Coast Cape Coast
  Komenda/Edina/ Eguafo/Abrem Elmina
  Effutu Winneba
  Awutu-Senya Awutu Breku
  TRANSITIONAL  
  Mfantseman Saltpond
  Gomoa West Apam
  Gomoa East Afransi
  FOREST  
  Ajumako-Enyan-Essian (AEE) Ajumako
  Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) Abura Dunkwa
  Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa(AOB) Breman Asikuma
  Agona West Agona Swedru
  Agona East Nsaba
  Assin North Assin Fosu
  Assin  South Nsuaem-Kyekyewere
  Twifo-Hemang-Lower Denkyira (THLD) Twifo Praso
  Upper Denkyira  East Dunkwa-On-Offin
  Upper Denkyira West Diaso

WEATHER

The Temperature is generally high and ranges between 24oC and 34o C

Rainfall:  The region has a bi-modal rainfall pattern averaging 800 mm to 1500 mm with the coast having the least. The major season spans April to July and the minor, September to November.

Relative Humidity: Pictorial view of rainfall distribution. It has a relative humidity of between 50% and 85%.

LAND USE

9,830 km2, 4.1% of the Total land area of Ghana. Total cultivable land area is estimated at 7,864 km2 (about 80% of the Region’s Total Land Area).

However, only 3,932 km2 (40% of the Region’s Land area) is under cultivation.

Agricultural Land Base

Total Land Area 9,830 kmi. e. 983000 ha
Agricultural Land Area 7,864 km2i. e. 786400 ha
Population 1,593,823
Farming Population 371,703
Per Capita Land Area (1/3) 0.6
Per Capita Agric. Land Area (2/3) 0.5
Agric. Land Area per Farm Worker (2/4) 0.47
Agric. Land Availability Coefficient (2/1) 0.8
Area under Cultivation 393,200 ha
Farming Intensity Coefficient (9/2) 0.5