Ashanti region

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Ashanti region
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country GhanaGhana Ghana
Capital Kumasi
District number 43
surface 24,389 km²
population 5,792,200 (2019)
Population density 237 Ew. / km²
ISO 3166-2 GH-AH

The Ashanti Region ( Akan : Asante Mantaw ) is a region of Ghana with the capital Kumasi . It is the most populous region of Ghana.


The region lies in the middle of the country and borders in the north on the Bono East Region , in the east on the Eastern Region , in the south on the Central Region , in the southwest on the Western North Region and in the west on the Ahafo Region and the Bono Region .


The vast majority of the population consists of members of the Akan people of the Ashanti . The Ashanti make up about 19% of the population. The next largest groups are the ethnic groups of the northern Ghanaian Mole Dagbane language group with 16.5% and the Ewe from southwest Ghana with a good 13%, furthermore the Ga-Adangme and finally Guans with 4%. The proportion of non-Africans in the population is less than 2%.

More than half of the population lives in metropolitan areas, around a third of the total population in Kumasi alone.

Population development

Census year population
1960 1,109,133
1970 1,481,698
1984 2,090,100
2000 3,612,950
2010 4,780,380

Traditional structures

In addition to state government structures (regional ministers and district chiefs) there is a pronounced and recognized traditional parallel structure in the form of 36 traditional "councils" ( Traditional Councils ), in each of which a traditional leader ( Paramount Chief ) of the Presidency. These councils are part of the administration and members of the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs . The president of this “House of Lords” is the respective Asantehene , that is, the influential traditional head of the Ashanti.

Administrative structure

The region is divided into 43 districts :

District main place
Adansi Asokwa Adansi Asokwa
Adansi North Fomena
Adansi South New Edubiase
Afigya Kwabre Kodie
Afigya Kwabre North Boamang
Ahafo Ano North Municipal Tepa
Ahafo Ano South East Dwinyame / Adugyama
Ahafo Ano South West Mankranso
Acrofuoma Acrofuoma
Amansie Central Jacobu
Amansie South Edubia
Amansie West Manso Nkwanta
Asante Akim Central Municipal Konongo
Asante Akim North Agogo
Asante Akim South Municipal Juaso
Asokore Mampong Municipal Asokore Mampong
Asokwa Municipal Asokwa
Atwima Kwanwoma Twedie
Atwima Mponua Nyinahin
Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal Nkawie
Atwima Nwabiagya North Barekese
Bekwai Municipal Bekwai
Bosome Freho Asiwa
Bosomtwe Kuntanase
Ejisu Municipal Ejisu
Ejura Sekyedumase Municipal Ejura
Juaben Municipal Juaben
Kumasi Metropolitan Kumasi
Kwabre East Municipal Mamponteng
Kwadaso Municipal Kwadaso
Mampong Municipal Mampong
Obuasi East Tutuka
Obuasi Municipal Obuasi
Offinso Municipal Offinso
Offinso North Akomadan
Oforikrom Municipal Oforikrom
Old Tafo Municipal Old Tafo
Sekyere Afram Plains Drobonso
Sekyere Central Nsuta
Sekyere East Effiduase
Sekyere Kumawu Kumawu
Sekyere South Agona
Suame Municipal Suame


  1. 2010 Population & Housing Census ( Memento from July 12, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF document, 5.5 MB, English)
  2. District list on, accessed December 19, 2019

Web links

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