Volta Region

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Volta Region

Volta Region is one of Ghana's ten administrative regions. It is to the east of Lake Volta. Its capital is Ho. It contains the following 15 districts:...

Volta Region is one of Ghana's ten administrative regions. It is to the east of Lake Volta. Its capital is Ho. It contains the following 15 districts:


Adaklu-Anyigbe District
Akatsi District
Ho Municipal District
Hohoe District
Jasikan District
Kadjebi District
Keta District
Ketu District
Kpando District
Krachi District
Krachi East District
Nkwanta District
North Tongu District
South Dayi District
South Tongu District


Background
Further information: British Togoland and Togoland
The region is formed out of the former British Togoland which was part of the German protectorate of Togoland. It was administered as part of the Gold Coast by the British as Trans Volta Togoland. Before Ghana's independence, a plebiscite held in 1956 saw the territory decide to join Ghana at independence.



Demographics
The main ethnic groups in the region are the Ewe people in the south and the Akan people in the north.


 

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