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Kumasi
City
Kronom suburb in Kumasi
Kronom suburb in Kumasi
Flag of Kumasi
Official seal of Kumasi
Kumasi is located in Ashanti
Kumasi
Kumasi
Kumasi is located in Ghana
Kumasi
Kumasi
Kumasi is located in Africa
Kumasi
Kumasi
Coordinates: 06°42′00″N 01°37′30″W / 6.70000°N 1.62500°W / 6.70000; -1.62500
CountryGhana
Administrative divisionKumasi Ashanti
MunicipalityKumasi Metropolitan
Founded1680
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorSamuel Pyne
Area
[2]
 • City299 km2 (115 sq mi)
Elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • City443,981[1]
 • Urban
3,490,030[3]
Time zoneUTC
Postal codes
AK000-AK911
Area code032
Websitekma.gov.gh

Kumasi (historically spelled Comassie or Coomassie, usually spelled Kumase in Twi language)[4][5] is a city in the Ashanti Region, and is among the largest metropolitan areas in Ghana. Kumasi is located in a rain forest region near Lake Bosomtwe, and is the commercial, industrial, and cultural capital of the historical Ashanti Empire. Kumasi is approximately 500 kilometres (300 mi) north of the Equator and 200 kilometres (100 mi) north of the Gulf of Guinea. Kumasi is alternatively known as "The Garden City"[6] because of its many species of flowers and plants in the past. It is also called Oseikrom, after Osei Kofi Tutu I who was a king in the Ashanti empire.

Kumasi is the second-largest city in Ghana, after the capital, Accra.[7] The Central Business District of Kumasi includes areas such as Adum, Bantama, Kejetia, Asawasi, Pampaso, and Bompata (popularly called Roman Hill), with a concentration of banks, department stalls, and hotels. Economic activities in Kumasi include financial and commercial sectors, pottery, clothing weaving, Weaving of basket and textiles. There is a significant timber processing community in Kumasi that serves the domestic market. Bantama High Street and Prempeh II Street in Bantama and Adum, respectively, are the business and entertainment hubs in Kumasi.[citation needed]

  1. ^ Ghana: Administrative Division
  2. ^ "Demographic Characteristics". Ghanadistricts.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  3. ^ "World Population Review". Archived from the original on 20 June 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  4. ^ "COOMASSIE AND MAGDALA: The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa". Naval & Military Press. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Since When Did Kumasi Become Greater Kumasi?". GhanaWeb. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Kumasi: The Garden City without gardens?". Graphic Online. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 11 March 2023. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  7. ^ "The grasscutter shows why it is hard to stop bushmeat hunting". The Economist. 31 August 2017. Archived from the original on 15 February 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2017.

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