The Ghana Statistical Service released the preliminary results of the 2020 Population and housing census which was conducted in June 2021. Below is the rank of Regions from the Highest populated region to the least Populated region in Ghana.
1. Greater Accra: They boast the prestige of being Ghana's capital. They have a total population of 5,446,237. They are the most populated region in Ghana after beating Ashanti region.
2. Ashanti Region: With Kumasi as the capital, they are the second region with the highest population in Ghana. They have a total population of 5,432,485. Having previously held the record of being the most populated region in Ghana in the 2021 Census, they are now behind Greater Accra by a margin of 13,752.
3. Eastern Region: They are the third most populated region. They have a total of 2,917,039. Koforidua is the capital of this region.
4. Central Region: This region has Cape Coast as their capital and boast of a total population of 2,859,821. They are ranked as the fourth region with largest population in Ghana. They were 8th in the 2010 population.
5. Northern Region: The capital is Tamale and they have a population of 2,310,943 according to the Ghana Statistical Service report on September 22nd 2021. They placed fifth. In 2010 census they were 4th.
6. Western Region: They have a population of 2,057,225 making them the 6th populated region. Their capital is Sekondi -Takoradi.In the 2010 population census, they were ranked Fifth.
7. Volta Region: With a population of 1,649,523, they are the 7th on the list. Ho is the capital of this region. They were still seventh in the 2010 population census.
8. Upper East Region: They have a population of 1,301,22, placing them as the 8th most populated region in Ghana. Bolgatanga is their capital. In 2010 they were 9th.
9. Bono Region: It is a newly created region carved out from Bono-Ahafo. They are 9th with a population of 1,208,965. Sunyani is the capital of this region.
10. Bono East - They placed 10th with a population of 1,203,306. They are one of the newly created regions with Techiman as their capital.
11. Upper West : They are the 11th on this list with a total of 904,695. They were 10th in the 2010 population census. Wa is the capital of this region.
12. Western North: They boast of a population of 880,855, placing 12th out of 16. They are also one of the newly created region with Sefwi Wiawso as the capital.
13. Oti - They are the 13th most populated region in Ghana with a total of 747,227 as their population. It is a newly created region with Dambai as the capital.
14. North East: They have a population of 658,903 placing 14th. It is also a new created region with Nalerigu as it's capital.
15. Savannah Region: They have a population of 649,627 placing them 15th. It is a new created region with Damango as the capital.
16. Ahafo Region: They are the least Populated region in Ghana with a total population of 564,536. Goaso is their capital and it is also one of the newly created capital.
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