The Builsa South District is one of the fifteen (15) districts in the Upper East Region. Builsa South District lies between longitudes 10 05’ West and 10 35’ West and latitudes 100 20’ North and 100 50’ North of the equator.

The district shares boundaries with the Builsa North district to the north, Mamprugu Moagduri District in the Northern Region to the South, West Mamprusi District to the west, and the Sissala East District in the Upper West Region to the east.

The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 36,514 with 18,100 males and 18,414 females.