The Ashanti Region lies in the southern half of the country and occupies 24,389 sq. km. or 10.2 percent of the total land area of Ghana. It shares a common boundary with Bono East Region in the north, Central Region in the south, Western-North in the south west, Ahafo Region in the west, Bono Region in the north west and Eastern Region in the east.
Ashanti is the most heavily populated region in Ghana, with a population of 5,924,298 for 2020 (Projection from the 2010 Housing and Population Census, Ghana Statistical Service). It has a population density of 242.9 per sq. km. The region has 43 districts and 195 sub-districts. Kumasi has the highest population of 36.1% of the regional population. About 47% of the populations are in rural areas. The region has a large proportion of hard-to-reach areas especially in the Afram Plains sections of Sekyere Afram Plains, Ejura Sekyedumase, Sekyere Central, Bosome Freho, Offinso North and Asante Akim North districts