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The Bia East District was carved out of the then Bia District in 2012 by Legislative Instrument (LI) 2014 and officially inaugurated on 28th June, 2012 with the administrative office at Adabokrom.

The district capital, Adabokrom is located 420 km to the northwest of Sekondi-Takoradi (the Regional Capital) and 250km to Kumasi, the nearest commercial centre. The district has a surface area of 874.1 sq km.

It shares boundaries with Dormaa West and Asunafo South Districts in the north and east respectively. On the west and south are Bia West District and Cote d’Ivoire respectively.

The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 27,393 with 14,373 males and 13,020 females.