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A city of south-central Ghana northwest of Accra. Founded c. 1700, it is a commercial and transportation center in a cocoa-producing region.


(Placename) a city in S Ghana: seat of Ashanti kings since 1663; university (1961); market town for a cocoa-producing region. Pop: 862 000 (2005 est)


(kʊˈmɑ si)

the capital of Ashanti district, in S Ghana. 376,246.
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Noun1.Kumasi - a city in southern Ghana
Ghana, Gold Coast, Republic of Ghana - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; "Ghana was colonized as the Gold Coast by the British"
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The money would help finalize the works implemented under two projects funded by the AFD, the Kumasi BY pass project (the construction of the OfirikromAsokwa by pass and Lake Road) and the Second Urban Environmental and Sanitation Project (UESP II).
From February onwards, the team will take it in turns to spend time working at a hospital in Kumasi where they will support a HIV clinic, which treats infectious diseases, in the Ashanti region of the country.
Merchant Bank Ghana limited has opened its 20th branch at Bantama, in the Kumasi Metropolis to boost economic activities in the region.
I was due to move on to Malaysia but had a few days left in Agroyesum, a small village two hours away from Kumasi.
With the help of social services she was put in touch with Save the Children's Kumasi group, based in Newcastle's Blackfriars, who are dedicated to helping unaccompanied asylum seekers.
But Rotarians must still find more than pounds 400 to ship out the goods to three to six-year-olds in the poverty-stricken town of Kumasi.
The tourism industry is trying to lay more groundwork as hotels are built in Accra, Kumasi and the Cape Coast area, said Edward Komla, deputy executive director of the Ghana Tourist Board.
Haber's concession is located in the Sunyani, Asutifi, Tano and Asumafo Districts of the Brong Ahofo Region and the Sefwi Wiawso and Juabeso-Bia Districts of the Western Region The northern boundaries of the concession are approximately 12 km south of Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo regional capital, and approximately 95 km northwest of Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital in the Western Region and Ghana's second largest city.
5 million has been provided to the Sickle Cell Foundation, for the development of a Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Treatment and Research at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
Coverage of the eagerly awaited Group C match at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana where defending champions Egypt get their campaign under way
They will visit Tweneboa Kodua Senior Secondary School in Kumasi before visiting a care home for children.
For the past three years pupils and staff of year 9 at Wade Deacon school have developed a partnership with St Cyprian's JSS A school in Kumasi, Ghana.