The Saboba District is one of the 26 districts in the Northern Region. The district was carved out of the then East Dagomba District In 1988, in pursuance of the Government’s Decentralisation and Local Government Reform policy, with Saboba as the district Administrative capital. It is located on the north-eastern corner of the Northern Region. The district is bounded by Chereponi District to the north, Tatale District to the south, Yendi Municipal and Gushiegu to the west. On the east, is the River Oti, which serves as the international boundary between Ghana and the Republic of Togo. The District was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1904.
The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 65,706 with 32,320 males and 33,386 females.