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Denkyira was a nation of Akan people that existed in southern present-day Ghana from 1620. Before 1620, it was called Agona. The ruler of the Denkyira was called Denkyirahene and the capital was Jukwaa. The first Denkyirahene was Mumunumfi.

Denkyira became powerful through gold production and trade with Europe. It dominated the neighbouring states until 1701, when it was defeated by the Asante in the Battle of Feyiase, and became a tributary.

In 1868 Denkyira entered the Fante Confederacy to fight for Great Britain against the Asante and the Dutch. When the confederacy proved unable to defeat the Asante, it became a part of the British Gold Coast colony in 1874.

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