Ghana

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 4,980,878
1960 6,652,285
1970 8,596,977
1980 10,802,025
1990 14,628,260
2000 18,824,994
2010 24,317,734
2020 30,530,449
2025 33,678,283
2050 50,070,657
2075 64,188,178
2100 73,032,615
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Ghana
Capital Accra
Region Western Africa
ISO code GH
Statistical agency Ghana Statistical Service


Administrative units

regioncapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1984-03-11
census
population
2000-03-26
census
population
2010-09-26
census
WesternSekondi / Takoradi23,9211,157,8071,924,5772,376,021
CentralCape Coast9,8261,142,3351,593,8232,201,863
Greater AccraAccra3,2451,431,0992,905,7264,010,054
VoltaHo20,5701,211,9071,635,4212,118,252
EasternKoforidua19,3231,680,8902,106,6962,633,154
AshantiKumasi24,3892,090,1003,612,9504,780,380
Brong AhafoSunyani39,5571,206,6081,815,4082,310,983
NorthernTamale70,3841,164,5831,820,8062,479,461
Upper EastBolgatanga8,842772,744920,0891,046,545
Upper WestWa18,476438,008567,583702,110
total 238,53312,296,08118,912,07924,658,823
source: Ghana Statistical Service.
note: land area is 230,020 sq.km.

Main cities

namepopulation
1970-03-01
census
population
1984-03-11
census
population
2000-03-26
census
population
2010-09-26
census
Accra (Metropolis)624,091969,1951,658,9372,070,463
Kumasi (Metropolis)346,336469,6281,170,2702,035,064
Tamale (Municipality)83,653135,952202,317371,351
Takoradi (Sub Metro)80,309117,989175,438311,206
Sekondi (Sub Metro)63,67370,214114,157228,342
Ashiaman22,54950,918150,312190,972
Cape Coast56,60165,76382,291169,894
Obuasi31,00560,617115,564143,644
Tema (Municipality)60,767100,052141,479139,784
Koforidua46,23558,73187,315120,971
Amanfrom11229312,803119,467
Ho24,19937,77761,658104,532
Madina7,48028,36476,69779,832
Sunyani23,78038,83461,99274,240
Hohoe14,77520,99435,27773,641
Wa13,74036,06766,64471,051
Odupon Kpehe (Kasoa)8632,59734,71969,384
Gbawe60883728,98969,356
Techiman12,06825,26456,18767,241
Bolgatanga18,89632,49549,16265,549
Mandela008,45861,880
Bawku20,56734,07451,37961,151
Winneba30,77827,10540,01757,015
Berekum14,29622,26439,64956,414
Agona Swedru21,52231,22645,61454,417
Yendi15,34631,63340,33651,727
Akim Oda20,95724,62938,74151,231
Budumburam3804018,71350,560
Nkawkaw23,21931,78543,70347,968
Asamankese16,90523,07734,85546,061
Kintampo7,14913,94328,27642,957
source: Ghana Statistical Service.