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The Bia West District is among the twenty-three (23) Metropolitan, Municipalities and Districts of the Western Region of Ghana.

It was carved out of the erstwhile Bia District in 2012 by the Legislative Instrument (LI) 2014 with Essam as the Administrative capital of the District and has a total surface area of 1,287.265 square kilometres.

The district shares boundaries with the Bia East District to the north and east, the Republic of La Cote d’Ivoire to the west, and Juaboso District to the south. The district capital, Essam is located 420km to the northwest of Sekondi-Takoradi and 250km to Kumasi.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 88,939 with 45,717 males and 43,222 females.