Fanteakwa District forms part of the twenty six (26) Municipalities and Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The Administrative capital of the Municipality is Begoro. Fanteakwa lies within longitudes 0°32.5’ West and 0°10’ East and latitudes 6° 15’ North and 6° 40’ North. It is located exactly in the middle of the Eastern Region and was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1411.With a total land area of 1150 sq.km, Fanteakwa District occupies 7.68% of the total land area within the Region (18310 sq.km) and constitutes 0.48% of the total land area in Ghana. It is bounded to the North by the Volta Lake, to the North-West by Kwahu-South District, South-West by the East Akim Municipal, Lower Manya Krobo District to the East and to the South East by the Yilo Krobo District.
The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 108,614 with 54,010 males and 54,604 females.