The Gomoa West District with its Administrative capital Apam forms part of twenty (20) Metropolitan, Municipalities and Districts in the Central Region of Ghana. It lies within latitude 514 north and 535 north and longitude 0.22 west and 054 west on the eastern part of the Central Region of Ghana. The District shares boundaries with Gomoa East to the North, to the West with Mfantsiman Municipal, to the East with Effutu Municipal and to the South with Gulf of Guinea. The District was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1896
The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 135,189 with 60,417 male and 74,772 female.