The Ashanti Region is the third largest of Ghana’s 10 administrative regions and is centrally located in the middle belt. The region is the traditional Homeland of the Ashanti Ethnic Group. The most well-known area of Ashanti Region is its capital Kumasi.
The region is home to almost 5 million people with more than 50% of the population residing in Kumasi metropolis.
The Ashanti region is a top producer of Ghana’s exports including gold, cocoa, and other agricultural products.
The Ashantis (Asante) make up the largest of the various subgroups of the Akan ethnic group that traces their origin from present day Brong Ahafo region.
Greater Accra Region
Accra is the main entry point for travelers arriving in Ghana. Accra has many unique attractions and a lively night life with a wide range of hotels, villas, apartments, Bed and Breakfasts and Guesthouses. Accra has been the capital of Ghana capital since 1877. Some of the attractions in Accra include Marina Mall, Makola Market and Kaneshie Market where you can find every product imaginable.
Cultural attractions in Accra include the National Museum the National Theatre and the imposing Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. There is OSU castle, the seat of government. Art galleries include the Artists Alliance Gallery, Joe’s Perspective Art Boutique and the Nubuke Foundation for West African Art, in addition to smaller galleries and studios of every kind with African Paintings, Sculptures crafts and other art.
The Western Region of Ghana is located in the south western part of the country. It takes up approximately 10 per cent of Ghana’s total land area. The region has about 75 per cent of its vegetation within the high forest areas of Ghana, and lies in the equatorial climatic zone making the year round temperature moderate.
There are numerous small and large-scale gold mines along with offshore oil platforms that dominate the economy of the Western Region.
The University of Mines and Technology is the main institution of higher learning in this region.