Physical and Natural Environment

Location and Size

The Ada East District is situated in the Eastern part of the Greater Accra Region. It can be located between latitudes 5°45’S and 6°00’N and Longitude 0°20’W and 0°35’E. The total land area of the District is about 289.78 square km, which represents almost 8.93% of the total land size of the Greater Accra Region.


The District shares common boundaries with the Central Tongu District to the North, South Tongu District and Ada West District to the East and West respectively. It is bounded to the south by the Gulf of Guinea, which stretches over 19 kilometres (27.9 miles) from Kewunor to Totope. It is also bounded by the Volta River South–Eastwards extending to the Gulf of Guinea southwards thereby forming an Estuary, about 2 kilometres away from the District capital, Ada-Foah.


The District capital is located at the south-eastern part; about 20km off the Accra-Aflao road, and lies closer to the coast. Other major settlements are Big Ada, Kasseh, Ada-Foah, Totimekope, Ocanseykope and Pute. The location of the District has made it particularly fruitful for local folks to engage in fishing and fish processing as their main economic endeavour for sustained livelihood. The cool breeze from the sea and the crafted horizon combine to give the terrain a perfect definition. However, the corrosive nature of the breeze has rendered most facilities ancient with the related burden of frequent maintenance and replacement.