The Asante (Ashantis) constitute the largest of the various subgroups of the Akan, who trace their origins partly to Bono-Manso and Techiman, in present-day Brong Ahafo Region.
The Ashanti Region is situated in the heart of Ghana’s middle belt. It is located between 0.15W and 2.25W longitudes and 5.50N and 7.46N latitudes. Brong-Ahafo in the north, Eastern Area in the east, Central Region in the south, and Western Region in the southwest are the four political regions with which the region has borders.
The Asante (Ashantis) is the largest of the several subgroups of the Akan, with roots in the present-day Brong Ahafo Region’s Bono-Manso and Techiman. By birth, they account for 14.8% of all Ghanaians and 30.1 percent of the country’s overall Akan population of 8,562,748 people. According to several oral traditions, the Ashantis moved to the present-day Ashanti Region via Bono-Manso/Takyiman (Techiman).
According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, the Region’s population is 4,780,380 people, with 2,316,052 males and 2,464,328 females.
Several festivals are held in the area, the most important of which is the Akwasidae and Adae Kese. Some members of the Akan ethnic group, of whom the Ashanti are a part, commemorate these religious festivals. The celebrations commemorate the achievements of past presidents and heroes. Despite the fact that they are dead, their spirits are said to remain alive and interested in the lives of the living, watching their behaviors and consulting with them during the Adae festival.