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KUMASI

DISTRICT PROFILE
 Kumasi became the capital city of the new Asante State built from a voluntary amalgamation of about a dozen city states.  The Asante man Traditional Council, the traditional governing authority of the old Asante Kingdom, was restored by the British Colonial Authority in 1935 and Kumasi became the seat of the Council though without political powers which were kept by the British Colonial Government with its seat in Accra (Adu-Boahen, 1965).

Assembly Members (147)
  • Males (131)
  • Females (16)

Location and Size

The metropolitan area shares boundaries with Kwabre East District to the north, Atwima District to the west, Ejisu- Juaben Municipal to the east and Bosomtwe to the south. The city is a rapidly growing one with an annual growth rate of 5.47 per cent (Regional Statistical Office, Kumasi). It encompasses about 90 suburbs, many of which were absorbed into it as a result of the process of growth and physical expansion.


Population
Kumasi has a population of 1,730,249 according to the 2010 PHC.With a growth rate of 3.9103%, the city’s population is estimated to increase to 2,187,772in 2016. It has a sex ratio of 91.4. This means that for every 100 (903,770) females, there are 91(826,479) males. Kumasi covers a total land area of approximately 214.3sq/km. Thus, the population density of the city is 8,075 persons per square kilometre. It is completely urbanized therefore all the population reside in urban localities.



M.C.E - HON. OSEI ASSIBEY ANTWI

               source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

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