The Pru District West covers an area of 3220.7kmsq and forms part of the twenty nine (29) administrative districts and Municipalities in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

The district was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1778. It lies between Longitudes 00 30”W and 10 26”W and Latitudes 70 50”N and 80 22”N.

It shares boundaries with seven (7) other districts, namely East Gonja to the North (Northern Region), Sene East and West to the East, Nkoranza and Atebubu-Amantin to the South and Kintampo-North and South to the West, all in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The population of the district according to 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 129,248 with 65,832 males and 63,416 females.