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About Obuasi



Obuasi is a town in southern Ghana and is the capital of Obuasi Municipal, a district, lying south of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.It is the eight most populous settlement in Ghana, in terms of population, with a population of 175,043 people. It is the largest city of the Adansi people, a Twi -speaking Akan tribe that has been enslaved by the powerful Asante tribe to the north for many centuries.



On the railway line from Kumasi to Sekondi, it is known for its Obuasi Gold Mine, now one of the ten largest in the world, gold having been mined on the site since at least the seventeenth century