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The District is located at the North Western corner of the Volta Region of Ghana and lies between Latitude 70 4” N and 8025’ N Longitude 00 25’ W and 00 20’ E and it is one of the twenty five (25) Municipalities and Districts in the Volta Region of Ghana with its Administrative capital Chindiri. The District was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2084. It is bounded to the South East by Krachi West, Krachi East Districts to the East, Sene East District to the South West and Kpandia District to the North. It has a total surface area of 2,969 sqkm and one hundred and ninety-six (196) settlements, with water covering about 15%.
The major settlements include the following: Chinderi, Banda, Borae, Bejamse, and Akaniem. The District can therefore take advantage of its strategic location to attract investments from both Southern and Northern Ghana. Being strategically located in the transitional zone, the District’s closeness to the Brong-Ahafo and Northern Regions makes it a potential avenue for wealth creation through greater internal trade and positive socio-cultural exchanges between the districts in these regions.
The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 72,688 with 36,649 males and 36,039 females.