Mion District with its capital Sang was carved from Yendi Municipal and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012.

Mion District is located in the eastern corridor of the Northern Region of Ghana between Latitude 90 – 35" North and 00 – 30" West and 00 – 15" East.

The District shares boundaries with the Tamale Metropolis, Savelugu Municipal and Nanton District to the west, Yendi Municipal to the east, Nanumba North and East Gonja Districts to the south and Gushegu and Karaga Districts to the north.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 81,812 with 40,649 males and 41,163 females.