Nzema East Municipal forms part of twenty two (22) Metropolitan, Municipalities and Districts in the Western Region of Ghana.

The Administrative capital of the Municipality is Axim.

The Municipality shares boundaries with Jomoro to the west, Wassa  Amenfi Central to the north, to the east with Ahanta West District and Tarkwa Nsuaem respectively the Municipality on the south share with the Gulf of Guinea .

The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 60,828 with 29,947 males and 30,881 females