Amenfi East (Formerly Wassa Amenfi East)  Municipal was carved out from Wassa Fiase Mpohor District in 1988.


The Municipality forms part of twenty three (23) Metropolitan, Municipal and District in the Western Region of Ghana. The Municipality can be found in the middle part of the region. It lies between Latitudes 5o , 301 N and 6 o , 151 N, Longitudes 1o , 451 W and 2o , 111 W.


The Administrative Municipal capital is Wassa-Akropong, which is 6.7 km from the Cape Coast-Takoradi main road.


It is bounded to the west by Amenfi West Municipal, to the east by Mpohor District, to the south by Prestea Huni Valley Municipal and to the north by Upper Denkyira West District and Upper Dekyira East Municipal respectively.


The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 83,478 with 42,896 males and 40,582 females.