Banda District with its capital Banda Ahenkro was carved from Tain and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012.

The Banda District lies within latitudes 7and 845` north and longitudes 252` and 028` west. In terms of land area, the district covers a total of 2,298.3 square kilometres out of the region’s size of 39,558 square kilometers.

The district shares boundaries with the Bole District (Northern Region) to the north, Tain District to the south, La Cote d’Ivoire to the east and Kintampo South District to the west. 

The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 20,282 with 10,372 males with 9,910 females.