The Tolon District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 16 MMDAs in the Northern Region.

Tolon District (Formerly Tolon Kumbungu District) was carved out of the then Western Dagomba District in 2011 with Tolon as its administrative capital by a Legislative Instrument (LI) 2142.

The District lies between latitudes 9° 15'` and 10° 0 02` North and Longitudes 0° 53'and 1° 25' West.

The Tolon District shares borders with North Gonja District to the west, Kumbungu District to the north, Central Gonja District to the south and to the east with Tamale Metropolitan.

The population of the District according to 2021 population and housing census stands at 118,101 with 58,512 males and 59,589 females.