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The Ellembelle District is one of the 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana and forms part of the 23 MMDAs in the Western Region.

The Ellembelle District is located on the southern part of the region between longitudes 2º05’ W and 2º35’ W and latitude 4º40N and 5º20N. It covers a total area of about 1,468 Square kilometers, which constitutes about 9.8% Percent of the total land mass of the Western Region.

 

The District was carved out of the then Nzema East Municipal in December 2007 by (LI) 1918 and has Nkroful as its capital.

 

The District shares boundaries with the Jomoro Municipal to the west, Amenfi West Municipal to the north, Nzema East Municipal to the south-east, Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal to the east and a 70 km stretch of sandy beaches to the south.

 

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 86,501 with 42,317 males and 45,184 females.