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Region
Ashanti
Sawah rice cultivation in inland valleys in Ashanti region, Ghana
Sawah rice cultivation in inland valleys in Ashanti region, Ghana
Location of Ashanti Region in Ghana
Location of Ashanti Region in Ghana
CountryGhana
CapitalKumasi
Districts27
Government
 • Regional MinisterSimon Osei-Mensah[1]
 • AsanteheneOsei Tutu II
Area
[2]
 • Total24,389 km2 (9,417 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 3rd
Population
 (2021 Census)
 • Total5,440,463
 • RankRanked 1st
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • Year2013
 • Per capita$5,150
GDP (Nominal)
 • Year2013
 • Per capita$2,500
Time zoneGMT
Area code032
ISO 3166 codeGH-AH
HDI (2019)Increase 0.620[3]
medium · 3rd

The Ashanti Region is located in the southern part of Ghana and is the third largest of 16 administrative regions, occupying a total land surface of 24,389 km2 (9,417 sq mi) and making up 10.2 percent of the total land area of Ghana. It is the most populated region in Ghana, with a population of 5,440,463 according to the 2021 census, accounting for around one-fifth of Ghana's total population.[4] The Ashanti Region is known for its gold bar and cocoa production. The largest city and capital of Ashanti is Kumasi.

  1. ^ "Regional Ministers - Government of Ghana". ghana.gov.gh. Archived from the original on 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  2. ^ "Ashanti Region". Ghanadistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-10-13.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Ghana: Regions, Major Cities & Urban Localities - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2024-01-28.

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