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Kwahu West Municipal forms part of the twenty six (26) Municipalities and Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The Municipality lies between latitudes 6°30’ North, and 7° North and longitudes 0°30’ West and 1° West of the equator, covering an area of about 414 square kilometers.  The Municipality was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1870 .

The Administrative Municipal capital, Nkawkaw, is located about 241 kilometers North-West of Accra. The Municipal is bounded to the north by the Kwahu South District, to the West by Asante-Akim South District. To the East, it is bounded by the Fanteakwa District and to the south by Birim North and Atiwa Districts. It has a total land area of 414km2.


The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 93,584 with 44,875 males and 48,709 females.