The East Akim Municipal is located in the central portion of Eastern Region with a total land area of approximately 725km2 . It used to be the second largest of the 15 districts in Eastern Region until 2004 when the Atiwa district was carved out of it. The Municipal is bounded by six districts namely Kwahu South District to the North, Atiwa District to the North-West, Kwaebibirem District to the South-West, Fanteakwa District to the East and New Juaben Municipal and Suhum Municipal to the South. The Municipal capital, Kibi is 55km from Koforidua, 105km from Accra and 179km from Kumasi.
The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 167,896 with 81,767 males and 86,129 females.