Official Portal for MLGRD

Upper West

Regional Minister - Hon. Hafiz Bin Salih

The region covers a geographical area of approximately 18,478 square kilometres. This constitutes about 12.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The region is bordered on the North by the Republic of Burkina Faso, on the East by Upper East Region, on the South by Northern Region and on the West by Cote d’Ivoire.

The total population of the region is 576,583. This represents three per cent of the national population. The population of the region is not evenly distributed among the five districts. Wa has the largest population of 224,066, representing 38.9 per cent of the region’s population, while the remaining districts have about 15.0 per cent each.

Wa municipal is the capital of the 9 districts.




P.O.Box M50 Accra
Ghana, West Africa

GP Digital Address GA-110-9895



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