Nkoranza North district with its capital Busunya forms part of the new districts and municipalities created last year by the President, JA Kufuor were inaugurated at their various locations simultanously on the 29th of February 2008. The President by an Executive Instrument (E.I) created 27 new Districts, 4 Municipalities, Upgraded 26 existing Districts and 2 existing Municipalities. All the inaugurated and confirmed MMDAs established are operational with immediate effect hence bringing the total number of MMDAs to 169.These new creation arose as a result of the large size of some of the then 138 MMDAs which was not one way or the other allowing the government to fully implement its policies of local governance to the benefit of the entire citizenary. The district was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1844
The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 65,895 with 33,263 males 32,632 females.