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The Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) Municipal with its Administrative Capital Elmina is one of the Twenty two (22) Metropolitan, Municipalities, and Districts in the Central Region of Ghana and was carved out of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Council in 1988.

The Municipal is bounded on the south by the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea), the east by the Cape Coast Metropolitan, the north by the Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District and the west by the Mpohor District and Shama District respectively.

Perched between longitude 1o 20’ West and 1o 40’ West and latitude 5o 05’ North and 5o North 15’ North the district covers an area of 1’372.45 square kilometres (919.95 square miles).

The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 144,705 with 69,665 male and 75,040 female.