Kwabre East District, carved out of the former Kwabre Sekyere District in 1988, is located almost in the central portion of the Ashanti region. It is within latitudes 60 44’ North and longitudes 10 33’ to 1044’ West. The District shares common boundaries with Afigya Sekyere District to the North; Kumasi Metropolitan Area to the South; Ejisu Municipal to the Southeast; Atwima District to the West and Offinso Municipal to the Northwest.

The District has a total land area of 246.8 square kilometres constituting about 1.01% of the total land area of Ashanti Region. Kwabre East District is part of the greater Kumasi City region, which is made up of Kumasi Metropolitan Area and the surrounding Districts. It was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1894.

The District capital, Mamponteng, is approximately 14.5 kilometres from Kumasi to the north east. There are 86 settlements, administered under 3 paramountcies, 2 parliamentary constituencies, 11 Area Councils and 42 District electoral areas.

The population of the district according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 115,556 with 55,106 males 60,450 females.