The Ellembele District being one of the Twenty-two (22) Districts in the Western Region of Ghana was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1918. It is located on the southern part of the region between longitudes 2º05’ W and 2º35’ W and latitude 4º40N and 5º20N.
The District has Nkroful as its capital and shares boundaries with the Jomoro District to the West, Wassa Amenfi West District to the North, Nzema East Municipal to the South – East, Tarkwa – Nsuaem Municipal to the East and a 70 km stretch of sandy beaches to the south. It covers a total area of about 1,468 Square kilometers, which constitutes about 9.8% Percent of the total land mass of the Western Region.
The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 86,501 with 42,317 males and 45,184 females.