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For other uses, see Bekwai (disambiguation).
Town & District Capital
Bekwai is located in Ghana
Location of Bekwai in Ashanti
Coordinates: 06°27′00″N 01°35′00″W / 6.45000°N 1.58333°W / 6.45000; -1.58333Coordinates: 06°27′00″N 01°35′00″W / 6.45000°N 1.58333°W / 6.45000; -1.58333
Country  Ghana
Region Ashanti
District Bekwai Municipal
Population (2013)
 • Total 5,267[1]
  Ranked 79th in Ghana
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Bekwai is a town and the capital of the Bekwai Municipal, a municipal in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.[2] Bekwai is the seventy-ninth most populous settlement in Ghana, with a population of 5,267 people.[1] Bekwai and the Bekwai Municipal are south of the Ashanti regional capital of Kumasi, north of Obuasi.


There are 37 public payphones from a total of 5,000 telephone lines that are installed throughout the Bekwai Municipal District. Also, a post office has been established.

Healthcare and sanitation[edit]

There is also the state Bekwai Hospital. Bekwai is one of six municipalities in the Bekwai Municipal District in which tap water is generally available.

Train station[edit]

In Bekwai there is a train station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". 
  2. ^ Touring Ghana - Ashanti Region.

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