The Eastern Region occupies a land area of 19,323 kilometres and constitutes 8.1 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. It is the sixth largest region in terms of land area. It lies between latitudes 6o and 7o North and between longitudes 1o30’ West and 0o30’ East. The region shares common boundaries with the Greater Accra, Central, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions.
The region has four main geographical features, namely:
The Kwahu scarp with an elevation of 2,586 feet above sea level.
The Atiwa-Atwaredu Ranges near Kibi, reaching an elevation of 2,400 feet.
The Akuapem highland attaining an elevation of 1,530 feet which is the southern extension of the Togo-Atakora mountain ranges and
The isolated hills/mountains dotting the relatively low-lying plains to the south, notably the Krobo and the Yogaga mountains.
Roads in Koforidua, the capital of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region are to receive major facelift this year, the Municipal Chief Executive, Dr. Kwaku Owusu Acheampong has disclosed.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Birim North in the Eastern Region, Mr. Paul Dadzie Aboagye has reiterated government’s commitment to extend and improve teaching and learning through infrastructure development.
The woes of students of the Afosu Islamic Primary School in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region will soon be addressed as the District Assembly has invested to provide them with modern school block.
The Assembly Member of the Hweakwae Electoral Area in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region, Mr. Bernard Owusu Boateng has expressed displeasure at the turn of events with regards to the District Assembly Election initially slated for March 3, 2015.