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Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 5°16′N1°01′W / 5.267°N 1.017°W / 5.267; -1.017
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Central Region

Mankessim is a town in the Central Region [1] [2] [3] of Ghana, [4] West Africa. It is approximately 75 km west of Accra, on the main road to Sekondi-Takoradi. [ citation needed ] It is the traditional headquarters of the Fante ethnic group of Ghana. Mankessim's history is linked to three famed warriors (Obrumankoma, Odapagyan and Oson) who helped the people migrate from Techiman in the current Brong Ahafo Region to Adoagyir in the Central region.[ citation needed ]The town is located at an elevation of 75 meters above sea level and its population amounts to 26,909. [5]


Mankessim is the traditional paramount for all the Fantse-speaking people and is linked to the Nananom Pow (sacred grove) near Obidan. [ citation needed ] It has a large market that attracts traders from Ghana and beyond. Just as in other prominent Fante towns, Mankessim has Asafo Companies, traditional military groups which no longer fight wars but are given acknowledgement for their role in the history and development of the town.[ citation needed ]

Notable people

Further developments

Mankessim has a number of clinics and the fourth branch of the Sanford World Clinic in Ghana was inaugurated in the Mfantseman Municipality in 2013 [7] There is also Mercy Women's hospital [8] located near the Manna heights Hotel.


There are a lot of attractive places visit in this town. Numerous cultural places and also Hotels and guest houses to rest and take a lodge.

List of hotels and Guest Houses available

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Coordinates: 5°16′N1°01′W / 5.267°N 1.017°W / 5.267; -1.017