The Gomoa East District forms part of twenty two (22) Metropolitan, Municipalities and Districts in the Central Region of Ghana.

The district was carved out of the then Gomoa District in 2008 by the Legislative Instrument 1883 and became operational on 29th February 2008. It occupies an area of 539.69 square kilometres

The District shares Boundaries with the Mother District Gomoa West to the south, to the north with Agona West Municipal, to the west with Assikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District and to the east with Awutu-Senya East District.

The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 207,071 with 98,323 male and 108,748 female.