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Ghana Population

Ghana is a country in West Africa, borders Ivory Coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, and Togo to the east, situated on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana population in 2022 is estimated to be 31.38 million, covers country area of 238,535 sq km (92,099 sq mi), ranks forty-seventh most populous country in the world, capital of Ghana is Accra and other popular cities are Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana country code is GHA, known for its lush forests, diverse animal life, and miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast. Seventy-one percent of the population is Christian, 17 percent is Muslim, and a small segment adheres to the traditional indigenous religions.

YearPopulation
19606,635,229
19657,739,463
19708,735,493
19759,985,946
198011,056,112
198512,783,617
199014,773,274
199517,014,058
200019,278,850
200521,814,648
201024,779,614
201527,849,203
202031,072,945

Ghana population in 1960 is 6,635,229, by 1970 the population is increased by 2,100,264 totaling to 8,735,493, by 1980 the population is increased to 11,056,112, and by 1990 the total increase of 14,773,274 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 14,773,274. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 19,278,850, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Ghana increase by 5,500,764 with a change of 28.53 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 6,293,331 with a change of 25.40 percent and make up to 31,072,945, Population of Ghana in 2021 is 30.8 million.

As of 2020, there are currently sixteen regions, which are further divided for administrative purposes into 260 local metropolitan, municipal and districts. According to statsghana, the population statistics from 1960 to 2021.

RegionPopulation 2021Population 2010Population 2000Population 1984Population 1970Population 1960Percent of total (2021)
Greater Accra5,455,6924,010,0542,905,7261,431,099903,447541,93317.69%
Ashanti5,440,4634,780,3803,612,9502,090,1001,481,6981,109,13317.64%
Eastern2,925,6532,633,1542,106,6961,680,8901,209,8281,044,0809.49%
Central2,859,8212,201,8631,593,8231,142,335890,135751,3929.28%
Northern2,310,9392,479,4611,820,8061,164,583727,618531,5737.50%
Western2,060,5852,376,0211,924,5771,157,807770,087626,1556.68%
Volta1,659,0402,118,2521,635,4211,211,907947,268777,2855.38%
Upper East1,301,2261,046,545920,089772,744542,858468,6384.22%
Bono (former Brong-Ahafo)1,208,6492,310,9831,815,4081,206,608766,509587,9203.92%
Bono East1,203,400Brong-AhafoBrong-AhafoBrong-AhafoBrong-AhafoBrong-Ahafo3.90%
Upper West901,502702,110576,583438,008319,865288,7062.92%
Western North880,921WesternWesternWesternWesternWestern2.86%
Oti747,248VoltaVoltaVoltaVoltaVolta2.42%
North East658,946NorthernNorthernNorthernNorthernNorthern2.14%
Savannah653,266NorthernNorthernNorthernNorthernNorthern2.12%
Ahafo564,668Brong-AhafoBrong-AhafoBrong-AhafoBrong-AhafoBrong-Ahafo1.83%
All Regions30,832,01924,658,82318,912,07912,296,0818,559,3136,726,815100.0%

Source : worldbank

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