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Ashanti Region

The Regional Minister
Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council
P.O. Box 38, Kumasi
Ashanti Region
Ghana
W / Africa

Tel.: (00233 - ) 051 24933 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting051 24933end_of_the_skype_highlighting / 051 22444 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting051 22444end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Fax: (00233) 051 27768

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly
P.O Box
Kumasi
Ashanti Region

Fax No: (00233) 051 23707
Tel. No: (00233) 051 23184 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting(00233) 051 23184end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Regional Minister

Hon.

Kofi Opoku Manu

(NDC)

CapitalKumasi
Area24,389 km²
Population3,612,950
Districts21
ISO 3166-2GH-AH

Kumasi, Capital of Ashanti Region of Ghana
 
Kumasi Info - Akwaaba! Culture, Radio, Museums, Life Style, People and Pictures / Willkommen in Kumasi - Informationen ueber Kultur, Museums, Radio. Life Style, Leute und Fotos
 

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region of Ghana. Because of the varied plant life in the area, it is known as "The Garden City."

Kumasi ist die Hauptstadt der Ashanti Region in Ghana. Aufgrund der vielfaeltigen

Pflanzen und Baeume ist Kumasi auch die "Garten Stadt" bekannt.

 Railway Station Kumasi (with Trains running to Obuasi and Sekondi-Takoradi)

 

 

The city of Kumasi was founded in the 1680’s by King Osei Tutu I to serve as the capital of the Asante State (Fynn, 1971). Given its strategic location and political dominance, Kumasi as a matter of course, developed into a major commercial centre with all major trade routes converging on it.


The unique centrality of the city as a traversing point from all parts of the country makes it a special place for many to migrate to. The metropolitan area shares boundaries with Kwabre East District to the north, Atwima District to the west, Ejisu-Juaben Municipal to the east and Bosomtwe to the south.

Kumasi is located in the south-central part of the country, about 250 km (by road) northwest of Accra.

Lake Bosumtwi, the largest natural lake in Ghana,

is located approximately 32 km south of Kumasi.

Downtown Kumasi with a population of 1,517,000 (2005, source: United Nations Population Division), Kumasi is the second-largest city in the country. The largest ethnic group is the Ashanti, but other ethnic groups are growing in size. Approximately 80% Christians and 20% Muslims, with a smaller number of adherents to traditional beliefs. It is an Anglican diocesan and Roman Catholic archdiocesan see.

The city exists in the forest region of West Africa, but there is evidence that the area around Kumasi has been kept cleared since the Neolithic. The city rose to prominence in 1695 when it became capital of the Ashanti Confederacy due to the activities of its ruler Osei Tutu. The ruler of Kumasi, known as the Kumasehene, also served as ruler of the Confederacy. Parts of the city, including the

Royal Palace,

were destroyed by British troops in the Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War of 1874. It remains a royal city, although since all of Ghana was declared independent in 1957, the role of king has been mainly symbolic. The city holds an important place in the history of the Ashanti people, as legend claims that it was here Okomfo Anokye received the Golden stool, an embodiment of the soul of the Asanti nation.

Due to large gold deposits that have been mined in the area, Kumasi has been among the wealthier cities in Ghana. Today's major exports are hardwood and cocoa. Kumasi has 50% of the timber industry in Ghana, with more than 4,000 employed in the business.

Features of the city include the large
Kumasi Central Market,

Fort Kumasi (built by the British in 1896 to replace an Asante fort and now a museum)  .

and the Kumasi Hat Museum. Royal Asante attractions include the Kumasi

National Cultural Centre

(including the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum with various Asante regalia including a reproduction of the golden stool), the Okomfo Anokye Sword, the Asantehene's Palace (built in 1972), and the Mahniya Palace, dating from 1925, now a museum.

Kumasi is also home to a zoo, and to the

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

of Ghana (formerly the Kumasi College of Technology).

The Kumasi area has one public hospital (Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, 736 beds), five public clinics and 57 private clinics (1992 figures).

The city's most famous son is the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. The local football (soccer) team, the Kumasi Asante Kotoko has won several national and continental awards. Their stadium was built in 1959 and renovated in 1978, and with a seating capacity of 100,000, it's the largest in the country. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Some of the Schools in Kumasi :
Kumasi Academy
Kumasi Anglican Secondary School
Kumasi Girls Secondary School
Kumasi High School
Kumasi Polytechnic
Kumasi Polytechnic
Kumasi Secondary Technical School
Kumasi Technical Institute
Kumasi Technical Institute
Kumasi Technical School
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Kumasi is served by Kumasi Airport and railway lines to Accra ( Accra-Service has STOPT -ghana-net
2007)
and Takoradi.
Because of the barrier mountain range just to the north, the railsystem does not yet go further to the north.