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The Jirapa Municipal is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 11 of Municipalities and Districts in the Upper West Region.

The Jirapa Municipal established by LI 1902 was carved out of the then Jirapa Lambussie District in 2007 as part of Ghana’s decentralization process.

The Administrative Capital of the Municipality is Jirapa. The Jirapa Municipality is located in the north-western corner of the Upper West Region of Ghana.

The District Shares boundaries with Lambussie Karni District to the north, to the west with Lawra Municipal, to the south with Nadowli District , to the south-east with Daffiama Bussie Issa District and to the north-east with Sissala West District.

The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 88,402 with 41,592 males and 46,810 females.