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The Northern Region is the largest region in Ghana. It is sometimes considered the land bank of Ghana, since it has about 70,380 square kilometres land area. It has an estimated population of 2,300,000, with rural population of about 1,600,000.

The population density per sq km is 26, and has a land use of 700,000 hectares. The region, made up of agriculture land, has an estimated number of 324,551 (202,457 males, 122,457 females) farmers with 79% being men and the rest women

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Courtesy: AllAfrica

28th Sept 2011