The Lawra 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.

It located in the north western corner of the Upper West Region in Ghana between Long. 2°25 W and 2°45W and Lat. 10°20 and 11°00 and has its administrative capital as Lawra.

The total area of the Municipal is put at 1051.2 square km. This constitutes about 5.7% of the Region’s total land area, which is estimated at 18,476 square km.

It is bounded to east and south by the Jirapa Municipal and Lambussie Karni District and to the north and west by the Republic of Burkina Faso.

The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 54,889 with 26,346 males and 26,543 females.