The Karaga District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 16 MMDAs in the Northern Region.  

The District is located in the north-eastern part of Northern Region, roughly between latitudes 9°30’ and 10°30’ North and longitudes 0° and 45’West. Karaga the district capital is 24km from Gushegu and 94km from Tamale, the Regional Capital.

It shares boundaries with four districts in the Northern Region, West Mamprusi and East Mamprusi Municipal to the north, Savelugu Municipal to the west and Gushegu Municipal (the mother district) to the east.

The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 77,706 with 37,336 males and 40,370 females.