La Dede-Kotopon Municipal with its Administrative capital La was carved from AMA and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012.The President H.E. J.E.A Mills, by an Executive Instrument (E.I) created 46 new Districts. The Municipality was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2038.All the inaugurated and confirmed MMDAs established are operational with immediate effect hence bringing the total number of MMDAs to 216. Municipality forms part of sixteen (16) Metropolis, municipalities and Districts in the Greater Accra Region. The Municipality shares boundaries Accra Metropolitan to the west, to the east with Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal, to the north with La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal and to the south with the Gulf of Guinea.
The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 183,528 with 86,738 males and 96,790 females.