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Ghana Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 18,912   Population 2000 (UN '000) 19,306
Area (km2) 231,730   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 46
Number of Administrative Units 110   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 172
Number of Urban Extents 126   Number of Settlement Points 175

Ghana Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Ghana
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type District
Number of Units 110
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 172
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2000
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 14,491
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 16,549
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 18,912
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 15,138
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 17,297
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 19,306
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 231,730
Average Input Resolution (km) 46
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 175
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,782,980
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,273
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 42,790
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 126
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 818
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 2
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 50
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 6,275
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,834,901
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,776
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 69,234
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 8,723,470
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 3%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 44%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 36%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 54
Regression-estimated Extents 94
Digital Chart of the World 2
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2000 Population and Housing Census, Ghana. 1984 regional Population from the City Population ( and world gazetteer (
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
2000 spatial data were provided by David Rain of the US Census Bureau International Programs Center; 1984 boundaries were initially produced for the UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database, .
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
1984 Population Census of Ghana, Preliminary Report, Census Bureau; AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank;World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, Columbia Gazetteer, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with 5,000 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated using artificially constructed regions. The data were aggregated to six regions and regional growth rates were subsequently applied to corresponding districts, to generate population estimates of 1990 and 1995 at a spatial resolution consistent with the year 2000 spatial units.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: