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About Ashanti Region, Ghana
Ashanti Region is an autonomous region of Ghana and the homeland of the Ashanti people who belong to the Ashanti ethnic group. It is the third largest of 10 administrative regions in Ghana.
The capital of the city is Kumasi metropolis. The region is rich in industrial minerals and cash crops, Ashanti supplies about 96 percent of Ghana’s export and international foreign exchange through cocoa, gold, bar bullions, industrial agriculture, bauxite, manganese, timber and several other industrial minerals. Ashanti is the second largest producer of cocoa and yam in the world, it is one the top 10 producers of gold bars and manganese ore on earth.
The local language of the Ashanti people is Ashanti language with Ashanti Twi. The region is home to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic and several other private institutions.
Transportation in Ashanti Region
Ashanti can be accessed by air, sea and land transport. Ashanti region is served by the Kumasi Airport which handles international and domestic flights. The commercial port serving Ashanti and Ashanti capital Kumasi metropolis is Boankra Inland Port, a dry ort and an inland port which serves as an important commercial entry for the importation of goods to Ashanti and West Africa.
Attractions in Ashanti Region
Major landmarks and attractions in Ashanti Region include the national parks like Bobiri Forest Butterfly Sanctuary, Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve, Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary and Owabi Forest Reserve and Bird Sanctuary. Other sites are the Ashanti Centre for National Culture and Ashanti historic sites like Ashanti region king Asantehene's palace, the Komfo Anokye, Akrafena Sword monument, the museum at the Asantehene's palace, Manhyia Palace Museum, Kumasi Fort & Military Museum, the Armed Forces Museum and the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum.
Important festivals celebrated are the Akwasidae Festival which is usually held within 6 weeks interval is a major festival in Ashanti, with the others being Awukudae Festival, Adae Kese Festival, Ashanti Yam Festival, Papa Festival, Kente Festival, Yaa Asantewaa Festival, Mmoa Nni Nko Festival and Nkyidwo Festival.