Upper East Region

Upper East Region

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Upper East Region

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The Upper East Region is the smallest of 10 administrative regions in Ghana, occupying a total land surface of 8,842 square kilometers or 2.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. In terms of population, it is the ninth most populated region with a population of 920,089 in 2000, accounting for 4.9 per cent of Ghana’s total population. The regional capital is Bolgatanga, sometimes referred to as Bolga. Other major cities are Bawku and Navrongo.

Geography and climate

Location and size

The Upper East region is located in the north-eastern corner of Ghana and bordered by Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east. It lies between longitude 00 and 10 West, and latitudes 100 30”N and 110N. The region shares boundaries with Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, Upper West Region to the west, and the Northern Region to the south. The region is divided into 9 districts, each headed by a district chief executive.




  • Paga crocodile pond
  • Gbelle game reserve
  • Sombo Bat Sanctuary
  • Jafiiri Sacred Royal Python Sanctuary

Recreation areas

  • Tongo rocks

Historic sites

  • Naa Gbewaa’s shrine
  • Navrongo’s mud-built church


The region plays host to many festivals throughout the year, most of which are either to bring a good planting season or celebrate the harvest.
  • Gologo Festival
  • Fao Festival
  • Paragbiele Festival
  • Willa Festival
  • Zumbenti Festival
  • Kobina Festival
  • Kakube Festival

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