The Gomoa West District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana and forms part of the 22 MMDAs in the  Central Region.

With its administrative capital as Apam, the district lies within latitude 514 north and 535 north and longitude 0.22 west and 054 west on the eastern part of the Central Region of Ghana. The district covers a total land area of 514.2 square kilometers.

The District shares boundaries with Gomoa East District to the north, to the west with Mfantseman Municipal, to the east with Effutu Municipal and to the south with the  Gulf of Guinea.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 135,189 with 60,417 male and 74,772 female.