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In western western Africa, in the state of Ghana, lies the city of Koumassa, the metropolitan center of the Ashanti region. This area has been used since the Neolithic period. The area of present-day Kumamá has been inhabited by indigenous peoples for centuries.

Kumamá began its history in 1615. From the moment it was founded, it developed as the center of the Antin Empire. As one of the countrys earliest settlements, it is now the cultural center of all of western Africa. According to ancient myths and legends, in ancient times there were rich deposits of gold in the area of the city. The townspeople, engaged in the exploitation of precious metal, have made Kouma famous and famous. Thats why it was considered the most famous in Hanna.

Today, woodworking is well developed in the city. The companies that produce timber make a significant contribution to the citys economy. Exported goods are cacao and precious wood species. Tourism plays an important role in the development of the city, its beautification and the preservation of monuments of history, archaeology and archaeotecture. Kumasi inherited a rich legacy from a bygone era that must be preserved for future generations. To this end, historic buildings and structures are being renovated.

Many historic landmarks attract visitors to the city. The Center for National Culture has recently been established to house the Museum of Pompeii II with ancient artifacts of the Ashanti tribe. The city is embellished by the Royal Palace, which was built by English builders in 1925.

A unique feature of Koumama is the ceremonial sword that was struck in the ground at the founding of the city several hundred years ago. It is located in the territory of the present-day Ococomo Anoquierre Hospital. The indigenous inhabitants believe that the cauldron cannot be removed, even with the help of modern equipment.

The remarkable places in the city are: The open Cædetia Bazaar, with its assortment of assorted merchandise, including the famous local kente cloth; a huge park with many patrons; and the ancient kings of the Ashanti kings, the Mannas Palace, a relic of the ancient kings.

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,700,000 people
  • GDP: $1,517 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 3 Mbps
  • Best wireless: MTN
  • Tipping: Do be prepared to leave a tip when receiving a service in Ghana. It is not protocol, but generally a tip is expected and always appreciated.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Kumasi Hive
  • Best taxi: Taxify
  • Best hospital: Atasemanso Hospital Limited
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Arik Air
  • Best intl air carrier: Arik Air
  • Monthly costs for expat: $390
  • Monthly costs for family: $750
  • Monthly costs for local: $220
  • Meal: $2
  • Small Cola: $0.9
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.6
  • Coffee: $0.5

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