Upper West Akim District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in Ghana and forms part of the 33 Municipalities and Districts in Eastern Region.

With its capital as Adeiso, Upper West Akim District was carved from West Akim 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 Upper West Akim District is located on the main Nsawam-Kade highway and is located in the south western part of the Region and has a total land size of about 350 km2.

It shares boundaries with Ayensuano District to the east, West Akim Municipality to the north, Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality to the south eastern part, Ga South Municipality to the south and Awutu Senya  West District in the Central region to the west.

The population of the District according to 2021 population and housing census stands at 93,391 with 45,548 males and 47,843 females.