Largest cities in Ghana in 2010

This statistic shows the biggest cities in Ghana, as of 2010. In September 2010, approximately 2.07 million people lived in Accra, making it the biggest city in Ghana.

The population of Ghana

Accra and Kumasi, are by far the biggest cities in Ghana. Both metropolises boast populations of around two million inhabitants, while the majority of the other cities in Ghana have populations below 250,000. with Accra being the capital, both cities are located on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean; Accra stretches along the coast, while Kumasi is located in the rain forest region inland and to the north of Accra.

Ghana is in the middle of an ever-growing urbanization, and its economy has experienced rapid growth over the past few years. While growth has now slowed somewhat, it is expected to pick up again in the future.

Alongside an increasing urbanization, Ghana is rapidly shifting from agriculture as its main source of GDP to an increasingly dominant services sector, alongside growth in industry. While the majority of employment is still largely agriculturally based, this will change, and with increasing urbanization and increasing economic growth, Ghana will need to cope with the transition; as of 2010, for example, 60 percent of the urban population in Ghana was still living in slums. Ghana will have to deal with these changes, reduce the negative side effects and increase the positive ones. The provision and accessibility to urban services and infrastructure will improve the quality of life for an increasingly urban population, but it will need to be properly planned.

Ghana: The largest cities in 2010

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Release date

September 2010



Survey time period

September 26, 2010

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.
Population as on September 26, 2010.

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