The region covers a geographical area of approximately 18,478 square kilometres. This constitutes about 12.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The region is bordered on the North by the Republic of Burkina Faso, on the East by Upper East Region, on the South by Northern Region and on the West by Cote d’Ivoire.
The region is located in the guinea savannah vegetation belt. The vegetation consists of grass with scattered drought resistant trees such as the shea, the baobab, dawadawa, and neem trees. The heterogeneous collection of trees provides all domestic requirements for fuel wood and charcoal, construction of houses, cattle kraals and fencing of gardens. The shorter shrubs and grass provide fodder for livestock.
President John Dramani Mahama has assured the people of Nandom that government will provide the requisite funds to the contractor working on the Nadowli-Lawra-Nandom-Hamile road for its early completion to facilitate movement of goods and services.
The Paramount Chief of Gwollu Traditional Area, Kuori Bukpie Linmann IV has advised the youth in the area to refrain from all manner of violence and use a civilised approach to put accross their grievances.