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Full nameKumasi
RegionAshanti Region
DistrictKumasi Metropolitan District
TypeMayor council
MayorSamuel Sarpong
Total Area98 sq mi (253.8 km2)
Elevation820 ft (249.9 m)
Total Population1468609 ('07 est.)
Density (pop.)5784.6/km2 (14986/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC (UTC)
Area code032

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Kumasi (historically spelled Comassie) is a city in southern central Ghana's Ashanti region. It is located near Lake Bosomtwe, in the Rain Forest Region about 250 km (155.3 mi) (by road) northwest of Accra. Kumasi is approximately 300 mi (482.8 km) north of the Equator and 100 mi (160.9 km) north of the Gulf of Guinea. It is popularly known as "The Garden City" or "heart beat" of Ghana because of its many beautiful species of flowers and plants.

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