Elections 2008: Ashanti

  • Date Created

    March, 1957

    Population

    4780380

  • History

    The Ashanti Region occupies a total land surface of 24,389 km2 (9,417 sq mi) or 10.2 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. In terms of population, however, it is the most populated region with a population of 4,780,380 according to the 2011 census, accounting for 19.4% of Ghana's total population. The Ashanti Region is known for its major gold bar and cocoa production. The largest city and regional capital is Kumasi.

  • Demographics

    The center of population of the Ashanti Region is located in the Kumasi Metropolitan District. According to the 2000 census, the region had a population of 3,612,950, making it the most populous region; however, its density (148.1 per square km) is lower than that of Central (162.2/km2) Region. Majority of Ashanti region's population are Ethnic Akans and citizens by birth (94.2%) with five per cent naturalized Ghanaians. A smaller proportion (5.8%) of the population originate from outside Ashanti and Akanland or Ghana, made up of 3.7 per cent mainly from the five English-speaking countries of ECOWAS and 2.1 per cent from other African countries. The non-African population living in the region is 1.8 per cent of the total population. Akans are the predominant ethnic group in the region, representing 94.2% of citizens by birth. A high proportion (82.9%) of the Akan population is Ashanti. Area: 24,389 km² – Density: 242.9/km²

After 39 out of 39 Constituencies Declared

NPP
NDC

74.99%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

1,438,820

25.01%

JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS

479,749
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 1,438,820 74.99%
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC 479,749 25.01%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Ahafo Ano North 2,624
NPP - 54.06%
NDC - 45.94%
Ejura-Sekyedumase 3,468
NDC - 54.34%
NPP - 45.66%
Adansi Asokwa 4,036
NPP - 57.98%
NDC - 42.02%
Akrofuom 4,281
NPP - 64.28%
NDC - 35.72%
Offinso North 5,626
NPP - 59.62%
NDC - 40.38%