The Western North Region is one of the 6 newly created regions which was carved out of the existing Western Region after a referendum vote was held on 27 December 2018. The natives of the region voted massively in favour of the creation of the region.
President Nana Akufo-Addo presented the Constitutional Instrument backing the creation of the region on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Jubilee House. At the ceremony, the president also named Sewfi-Wiawso as the capital of the region.
Western North region is made up of 9 districts. Below are the districts with their respective capitals in brackets:
Aowin (Suaman Dadieso)
Bia East (Adabokrom)
Bia West (Essam)
Sefwi Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai (Bibiani)