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Kumasi central, Kejetia Market

Kumasi or (Coomassie/comassie) is the capital city of the Ashanti region Ghana, formally known as the Ashanti Empire, which spread beyond the current Ghana’s 🇬🇭 borders into LA CÔTE D’IVOIRE or IVORY COST.

Kumasi is the second largest metropolitan regional capital city of the Ashanti region, only behind the capital city Accra Ghana.
As of year 2020 the estimated population of Kumasi stand at 3,348,000 million.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu the 2nd. current King of Ashanti Kingdom Kumasi GH

Kumasi was established by Nana Osei Tutu the 1st

According to history, Kumasi was Established in around 17th century, by Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu The 1st.the then King of the Ashanti Kingdom, who rule over all the Akan people. Which goes beyond the current boundary of today’s Ghana, formally known as Gold Coast.

Akan Tribes

The Akan People include, The Asante, Agona, Akuapem, Akwamu, Akyem, Bono, Fante, Kwawu, Wassa and the Sefwi, all within the current boundary of Ghana.

Akan culture, traditional dance in Kumasi

The Akan People or subgroups are the Bia-speaking Akan Groups, which include the Anyin, Baoulé, Chakosi or (Anufo), Nzema, Ahanta, and lastly the Jwira-pepesa.
Majority of these Bia-speaking Akan groups are within the current boundary of LA CÔTE D’IVOIRE or IVORY COST. And some of them settle within Ghana, around Ghana and Ivory Coast border.

Kumasi languages and culture

Kumasi is a well diversed City located right in Southern-Central of Ghana. which served as very important strategically trade route both current and in the past. Apart from been the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom and the famous golden stool. Kumasi and it surrounding is the ancestry land, of the Twi spoken Akan Groups (Asante). The Twi language is widely recognised all over Ghana.

Front view of Manhyia Palace Kumasi

Apart from the National language which is English, Twi language is the most used locally, in fact you can go almost anywhere in Ghana and survive only by speaking Twi. As most of the tribes adapted akan Twi language as their second language because of it popularity.

Kumasi been colourful when it comes to cultural costumes, Kumasi is also home to many difference Tribes and cultures and Religion.
Some of the notable Tribes who settle in Kumasi and it surrounding and call Kumasi home. Are the Morsi, Dagbani, Farafara, Busanga Hausa, Kosassi Gurunsi, Banda, Kotokoli, Zabarma, Fullani, Gao and many many more.

Places of interest

Place of interests when visiting Kumasi, the Manhyia Palace which served as the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom, the Kumasi central market is one of the largest in West Africa, where you can buy some of the best beads and colourful traditional Kente fabrics.

The main entrance of Kwame Nkrumah University, Kumasi

And don’t forget to buy Koobi the dried salted fish, Kontomire the cocoyam leaves plus palm oil and a tuber of Yam for your first delicious traditional Akan afternoon meal.
The Kejetia super modern newly constructed market.

The Kumasi Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Where you can pay visit to the famous sword,
By the once upon the time famous Traditional Priest Komfo Anokye.

Traditional Akan in colourful Kente Costumes

The Kumasi Adum, the business centre of Kumasi, and the Military museum at the up side of Adum, that includes all the historical monuments of our fallen HEROES of both World War One and Two, that help liberate Europe at the hand Nazi German headed by Hitler.

The Kwame Nkrumah University Science and Technology one of the best in Africa. And many more, the Kumasi Central Cathedral and the Central Mosque, and many more just few we can mention.

Lake Bosumtwi

lastely ask the locals, or your guard to find you FUFU and APONKYE NKRAKRA joint, You can’t visit Kumasi without eating the famous local dish FUFU.

Then wrapped-up with a short journey to LAKE BOSUMTWI, a natural beautiful lake in the middle of high mountains with it own small fishing community, for a peaceful weekend retreat away from the vibrant fast moving city of Kumasi.

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