Keta Municipal

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Keta Municipal, with Keta the Administrative capital is one twenty five (25) Municipalities and Districts in the Volta Region of Ghana.  It was carved out of the former Anlo District, which also comprised Akatsi and Ketu Districts by the Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1868. The Municipality lies within Longitudes 0.30E and 1.05E and Latitudes 5.45N and 6.005N. 


It is located east of the Volta estuary, about 160km to the east of Accra, off the Accra-Aflao main road. It shares common borders with Akatsi South  District to the north, Ketu South  District to the east, South Tongu District to the west and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.  Out of the total surface area of 1,086km2, approximately 362km2 (about 30 per cent) is covered by water bodies. 


The largest of these is Keta Lagoon, which is about 12 km at its widest section and 32km long.  Hence, the remaining land area is only 724km2 a situation which creates severe constraints on access to land for development in the municipality. However, fishing and water transportation potentials exist.


The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 147,618 with 68,556 males and 79,062 females.