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Upper East Region, Dagbon
Region
Rock formation in the Tongo Hills near Gorogo
Rock formation in the Tongo Hills near Gorogo
Location of Upper East Region in Ghana
Location of Upper East Region in Ghana
CountryGhana
CapitalBolgatanga
Districts10
Government
 • Regional MinisterPaulina Patience Abagaye[1]
Area
[2]
 • Total8,842 km2 (3,414 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 9th
Population
 (2021 Census)[3]
 • Total1,301,226
 • RankRanked 9th
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • Year2013
 • Per capita$5,150
GDP (Nominal)
 • Year2013
 • Per capita$2,500
Time zoneGMT
Area code039
ISO 3166 codeGH-UE
HDI (2017)0.520[4]
low · 8th

The Upper East Region is located in northern Ghana[5] and is the third smallest of the 16 administrative regions in Ghana. It occupies a total land surface of 8,842 square kilometers or 2.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The Upper East regional capital is Bolgatanga, sometimes referred to as Bolga. Other major towns in the region include Navrongo, Paga, Sandema, Bawku, and Zebilla.

  1. ^ http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/governance/regional-ministers [dead link]
  2. ^ "Upper East Region". Ghanadistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  3. ^ "Upper East Region – Population" (PDF). statsghana.gov.gh. Retrieved 2013-01-20.
  4. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  5. ^ "Upper East Region: Group pushes for sex education to reduce teenage pregnancies". Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2021-05-18.

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