The Central Region a former seat of government of the British colonial administration up until 1877. The region covers an area of about 9,881 km². Its located between the Western region to the West and Greater Accra Region to the East as well the Ashanti and Eastern regions to the north. The Central region was the first to come into contact with the first European who arrived on the shores. The coastline of the region is famous for its ancient forts and castles built by early European traders.