The Cape Coast Metropolitan is also home to the regional capital of Central Region. The Metropolitan forms part of the Twenty (20) Mertopolitan, Municipalities and Districts in the Central Region of Ghana. The Metropolitan is bounded on the south by the Gulf of Guinea, west by Komenda / Edina / Eguafo /Abrem Municipal, east by the Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District and north by the Twifu/Hemang/Lower Denkyira District. The Metropolis covers an area of 122 square kilometers and is the smallest metropolis in the country. The Administrative capital is Cape Coast. The Metropolis was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1927.
The population of the metropolis according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 169,894 with 82,810 male and 87,084 female.