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.
Due to the water logged nature of Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region, the Assembly is providing a number of foot bridges to facilitate travelling and boost the socio-economic activities of the people.
A 38-year-old Sports Journalist, News Caster and Entrepreneur with Rainbow Radio International (Accra and London) has been named the Nkosuohene (Developmental Chief) of Wawase, near Nkawkaw in the Eastern.
A philanthropist, Mr Ernest Asante, and his wife, Mrs Dora Owusu-Asante, have donated 20 bales of second-hand khaki and jeans shorts to the Prisons Officers and inmates of the Koforidua Prisons on New Year Day.