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The Pru East District is one 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in Ghana, and forms part of the 29 of such in the Brong-Ahafo Region with the administrative capital as Yeji.

The District, created out of the then Atebubu District was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1778 in 2004. It lies between Longitudes 00 30”W and 10 26”W and Latitudes 70 50”N and 80 22”N and covers an area of 3220.7kmsq.

It shares boundaries with East Gonja Municipal to the north, Sene East and West Districts to the east, Nkoranza South Municipal and Atebubu-Amantin Municipal to the south and Kintampo North Municipal and Kintampo South District to the west.

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