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Upper East Region

The Upper East Region is located in north Ghana and is the second smallest of 10 administrative regions in Ghana, occupying 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, Bawku and Zebilla.GeographyLocation and sizeThe Upper East region is located in the north-eastern corner of Ghana, precisely located in the Kingdom of Dagbon, and bordered by Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east. It lies between longitude 0° and 1° West, and latitudes 10° 30′N and 11°N. The region shares boundaries with Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, Upper West Region to the west, and the Northern Region to the south. The Upper East region is divided into 10 districts, each headed by a district chief executive.TourismParksPaga crocodile pondGbelle game reserveSombo Bat SanctuaryJafiiri Sacred Royal Python SanctuaryRecreation areasTongo rocksHistoric sitesNaa Gbewaa’s shrineNavrongo’s mud-built churchFestivalsThe region plays host to many festivals throughout the year, most of which are either to bring a good planting season or celebrate the harvest. Gologo FestivalFao FestivalParagbiele FestivalWilla FestivalZumbenti FestivalSamanpiid Festival (Kusaasi)Kobina FestivalKakube Festivalfeok festival builsa Zekula festival, By Bissa people
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