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The West Akyem Municipal is in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It lies between longitudes 0 degrees 25 minutes West and 0 degrees 47 minutes West and latitudes 5 degrees 40 minutes North. It has an area of about 1,018 square kilometers. The Municipal capital, Asamankese, is located 75 kilometres North-West of Accra off the main Accra- Kumasi trunk road. The Municipality was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2050.The Municipal shares boundaries with Kwaebibrem District to the North, Birim South to the West, Agona, Ewutu Municipal and Ga East Municipal to the South, and Suhum-Kraboa-Coalter and Akwapim South districts to the East.
The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 108,298 with 52,208 males and 56,090 females.