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The Sagnarigu Municipal is one of the 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 28 MMDAs in the Northern Region.

Sagnarigu Municipal was carved from Tamale and inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012 by Legislative Instrument (LI) 2066.

The Municipality lies between latitudes 9º16’ and 9º 34’ North and longitudes 0º 36’ and 0º 57’ West with its Administrative capital Sagnerigu and covers a total land size of 200.4km².

The Municipality shares boundaries with the Savelugu Municipal to the north, Tamale Metropolis to the south and east, Tolon District to the west and Kumbungu District to the north-west.

The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 148,099 with 74,886 males and 73,213 females.