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Koforidua(kōfōrēdo͞o`ä), town (1984 pop. 58,731), capital of the Eastern region, S Ghana. It is the commercial center for a region producing cocoa, palm oil, cassava, and corn; it also serves as a road and rail center. Koforidua was founded (c.1875) by refugees from AshantiAshanti
, historic and modern administrative region, central Ghana, W Africa. The region is the source of much of Ghana's cocoa. It is inhabited by the Ashanti, a matrilineal Akan people who constitute one of Ghana's major ethnic groups. Before the 13th cent.
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a city in southeastern Ghana, on the AccraKumasi railroad. It is the administrative and commercial center of the Eastern Province. Population 69,800 (1970). The city is a trade center for cocoa and produces palm oil and fruit juice.
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