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Kumasi
Kumasi.jpg
RegionAshanti Region
DistrictKumasi Metropolitan District
Founded1680
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorSamuel Sarpong
Population
 • Total1,468,609 ('07 est.)
 • Density5,782/km2 (14,986/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC
Area code(s)032
Websitehttp://www.kma.gov.gh

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region, a very important and historical centre for Ghana. Tradition is held very high in Kumasi and blends very well with modernity. There is a wide range of attractions in Kumasi.

The Manhyia Palace, the seat of the King of Ashanti and members of the royal family is situated in the northern part of the city. The Palace has a courtyard and a courtroom where matters dealing with the constitution and customs are deliberated upon the traditional council. Visitors can get a good insight into traditional African democracy, which is still very present in the customs of the people when they visit the courtyard. The meetings are open to the public. [3]

notes

  1. "Population of Accra, Ghana". GeoNames. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  2. "Demographic Characteristics". Ghanadistricts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  3. http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/geography/kumasi.php