South-east of Kumasi is Lake Busumchwi, the sacred lake of the Ashanti.
The mean temperature at Kumasi is 76° F., the mean annual rainfall 40 ins.
The Ashanti are divided into a large number of tribes, of whom a dozen may be distinguished, namely, the Bekwai, Adansi, Juabin, Kokofu, Kumasi, Mampon, Nsuta, Nkwanta, Dadiassi, Daniassi, Ofinsu and Adjisu.
Each tribe has its own king, but from the beginning of the 18th century the king of Kumasi was recognized as king paramount, and was spoken of as the king of Ashanti.
After the deposition of Prempeh (1896) no king of Kumasi was chosen; Prempeh himself was never "enstooled."