Brong Ahafo Region- the heart of Ghana and birth place of the Akan people

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The Brong Ahafo Region is considered to be at the heart of Ghana, with a multiplicity of ethnic groups, physical features, cultural practices that dates back into antiquity, tourist attractions. Created on 4th April 1959 out of the then Western Ashanti, Brong Ahafo is the second largest region of Ghana in terms of landmass. The region is bordered on the north by the Northern Region, Ashanti and Western on the South, Eastern and Volta on the Southeast and east respectively, and the Republic of La Cote d’ivoire to the west.

Where is the Brong Ahafo Region located in Ghana

What you need to know about the Brong Ahafo Region

Sunyani, the captail of the Brong Ahafo Region is linked to Accra by a first class road and is about seven hours drive between them, at a relatively regular pace. From Sunyani you may then begin your tour, which will take you to the major tourist attractions of Brong Ahafo.

Brong Ahafo region has a population neat 2 million, the Region has a tropical climate with high temperatures of between 230C and 390C, enjoying however, maximum rainfall of 450 in the northern parts to 650 in the south of the region.

Some things to do and see in the Eastern Region

In the north-east of Sunyani, it is believed that this the birthplace of the Akan people as there are Prehistoric relic in the area which have been preserved and can be viewed in the chief’s palace. If you are in town on market days then you will see the town really come to life as locals come to sell their wares at Kintampo market on Wednesdays. In the Tano River, which flows through Techiman, visitors may catch a glimpse of the sacred fish, said to have golden crowns. The nearby Catholic monastery of Tuobodom may be visited by appointment.

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Working with a co located team to create content and providing insights on all things Ghana related. Always keen to hear from people traveling to Ghana or living in Ghana. As there is so much to see and do and write about