Profile- Western North Region

The Western North Region was created on the 15th of February, 2019 with the Constitutional Instrument (C.I) 117. The region is bounded by La Cote D’Ivoire on the west, the Central Region in the southeast, the Western Region in the south and the Ashanti, Ahafo and Bono regions in the north. It has a land size area of 8875 sq. km and a population of about 949,094 (projected from the 2010 housing and population census). 

The region has the highest rainfall in Ghana, lush green hills, and fertile soils. It has several forest reserves which serve as tourist attractions. There are numerous small and large-scale gold mines companies in the region.

The region has its capital as Sefwi Wiawso and has nine Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) under its jurisdiction. The MDAs in the region are Sefwi Wiawso Municipal, Aowin Municipal, Bia East, Bia West, Sefwi Akontombra District, Juaboso District, Bodi District, Suaman District, Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai District. The ethnic culture of the region is dominated by the Sefwis. The main languages spoken are Sefwi, Akan, French and English.

The Region has nine (9) Administrative Districts and Forty-Six (46) Health Sub districts. With 2.0% growth rate from 2010 population census, the population in the region is projected at 968,076 for 2021.