The Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District Assembly was carved out from the East Mamprusi District in 2004, through LI 1748.

The district is located to the north-eastern corner of Northern Region.

It shares boundaries with Garu-Tempane district in the Upper East Region to the North and the Republic of Togo to the east. 

It is bordered to the west by East Mamprusi and to the South by Gushegu and Saboba/Chereponi Districts. It is on longitude and latitude 0?.

The district has an estimated total land size of 1,257.1square kilometres which is 2% of the land size of northern region.Bunkpurugu,is the District capital.

The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 122,591 with 60,240 males and 62,351 females.