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The Amansie West District Assembly is one of the forty three (43) District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region and it t was created by Legislative Instrument (L. I.) 1403 in 1988. 


The District was carved out of the former Amansie District in 1988 with Manso Nkwanta as its Capital. The district is located in the south-western part of the Ashanti Region. 


The District shares common boundaries with nine districts namely Atwima Nwabiagya and Atwima Mponuah to the west, Bekwai Municipal, Amansie Central and Obuasi Municipal to the east, Atwima Kwanwoma to the north and Upper Denkyira and Bibiani to the South. The District borders the Central and the Eastern Regions. Manso Nkwanta is the capital.

Geographically, the District is located within Longitude (6.05o, 6.35o) West and Latitude (1.40o, 2.05o) North. It spans an area of about 1,230 square kilometers and it is the one of the largest districts in Ashanti.

The population of the district according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 134,331 with 67,485 males and 69,790 females.