Kumasi

Kumasi

Kumasi is a city in southern central Ghana. It is located near the Lake Bosomtwe, in the Rain Forest Region about 250 km (by road) northwest of Accra. Due to large gold deposits that have been mined in the area, Kumasi has been among the wealthier cities in Ghana. The city rose to prominence in 1695 when it became capital of the Ashanti Confederacy. Parts of the city, including the Royal Palace, were destroyed by British troops in the Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War of 1874. It remains a royal city, although since independence the role of king has been mainly symbolic.

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