Kumasi, Ghana

Kumasi, population 2.5 million, is the capital of the Ashanti region, a formerly independent kingdom pre-dates the formation of Ghana by 100 years. The city has a rich cultural heritage that is particularly evident in smaller surrounding towns. Trade, textiles, farming and mining are leading industries in Kumasi.

Ghana is a country slightly smaller than Oregon, situated on the Gulf of Guinea on the west coast of Africa. It is home to 19.9 million people.


Winston-Salem and Kumasi, Ghana, formalized their Sister City relationship in July 2001. Their partnership calls for cooperation in the arts, education, business and cultural fields.