The Nkwanta North District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 8 of Municipalities and Districts in the Oti  Region.

The District is located between Latitude 7°30’N and 8°45’N and Longitude 0°10’W and 045’E. The District Capital, Kpassa is located 270km to the South of Ho (the Regional Capital). The District has a surface area of approximately 1,1510km2 thus making it one of the smallest Districts in the Oti Region of Ghana.

The Nkwanta North District is remotely located in terms of proximity to large commercial centres such as Hohoe and Yendi. This makes prices of farm produce low but prices of manufactured goods remain high in the district. As a result, the District experience low household incomes especially among farmers who dominate the District’s population.

The District shares boundaries with the Nanumba South District to the north, Republic of Togo to the east, Kpandai District to the west, and Nkwanta South Municipal to the south.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 64,553 with 32,394 males and 32,159 females.