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Koforidua
City of Koforidua
City
Official logo of Koforidua
Nickname: 
Kof City
Koforidua is located in Ghana
Koforidua
Koforidua
Location of Koforidua in Eastern region, Ghana
Coordinates: 6°06′N 0°16′W / 6.100°N 0.267°W / 6.100; -0.267
CountryKoforidua Ghana
RegionEastern Region
DistrictNew-Juaben Municipal
Elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total183,727[1]
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT
Area code034

Koforidua, also popularly known as K-dua or Koftown and now Kofcity, is a city and the capital of Eastern Region in southern Ghana.[2][3] Koforidua was founded in 1875 by migrants from Ashanti. It is also called New Juaben.[4][5][6] The city has a settlement city proper population of 183,727 people as of 2010, [1] Koforidua is an amalgamation of two Municipalities; New Juaben North and South. The city has a blend of colonial and modern architecture.

Koforidua serves as a commercial center and Regional Capital for the Eastern region and New Juaben Municipal District. The city is home to many businesses, with the exception of heavy duty industries. The city is home to Intravenous Infusions Ltd., one of the oldest pharmaceutical companies in Ghana and West Africa, a leading producer of injections and drips. The company is listed on the Ghana Stock exchange and was registered in 1969. The city is home to many Government Departments and Ministries at the Regional level. The recent construction of the four-lane highway road linking the Koforidua Technical University and Koforidua to Oyoko brings commerce to the city. The highway also serves as a valid alternative route to reach Kumasi.

The 6th march celebration to mark the 67th independence this year 2024 was celebrated at koforidua. The march independence day celebration was themed " Our Democracracy Our Pride."[7] It main focus was to strengthing of our democracy values and promoting peace, especially in the upcoming 2024 general elections

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  2. ^ "New Juaben Assembly revokes permit for statue after family sued Paramount Chief for ordering its destruction - MyJoyOnline.com". MyJoyOnline. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  3. ^ "3 men jailed for defiling 14-year-old girl in Nkawkaw - MyJoyOnline.com". MyJoyOnline. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Koforidua | Encyclopedia.com". encyclopedia. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Koforidua | FactMonster". factmonster. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  6. ^ Ltd, rome2rio Pty. "Discover how to get to Dewu Asaman from anywhere". Rome2rio. Retrieved 16 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ https://mobile.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/All-set-for-national-celebration-of-Ghana-s-67th-Independence-in-Koforidua-1920183

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