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.
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.
The Chiefs and People of Manya Krobo have announced a possible march on the street on Tuesday March 3, 2015 in protest against the bare illegalities set by the Electoral Commission (EC) in going ahead to hold the upcoming assembly elections at Akuse-Natriku.
The Director General of Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Angela El-Adas, has called for a strong advocacy to help reduce physical assault and extreme form of discrimination and stigmatization of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in their homes and religious places.
Madam Priscilla Budu, the Founder of E.B.Z Foundation, a Ghanaian-based benevolent organisation, has donated items valued at 1,200 Ghana cedis to three schools in the Akyemansa District of the Eastern Region.