Brong-Ahafo region

The Brong-Ahafo region was a region in southern Ghana. Brong-Ahafo was bordered to the north by the Black Volta river and to the east by the Lake Volta, and to the south by the Ashanti, Eastern and Western regions. The capital of Brong-Ahafo is Sunyani. Brong-Ahafo was created on 14 April 1959 from the then Western Ashanti and named after the dominant and native inhabitants, Akans, Brong and Ahafo.[3] In 2019, as a result of the 2018 Ghanaian new regions referendum, the region was divided into three, namely Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions, and ceased to exist.[4]

Brong-Ahafo region
Bui Bayou
Location of Brong-Ahafo region in Ghana
CountryGhana
CapitalSunyani
Districts21
Government
  Regional ministerKwaku Asomah-Cheremeh[1]
Area
  Total39,557 km2 (15,273 sq mi)
  RankRanked 2nd
Population
 (2010 Census)
  Total2,310,983
  RankRanked 6th
  Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
  Year2013
  Per capita$5,150
GDP (nominal)
  Year2013
  Per capita$2,500
Time zoneGMT
Area code035
ISO 3166 codeGH-BA
HDI (2017) 0.584[2]
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