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. 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.
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.