Kwahu East District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana and forms part of the thirty three (33) Municipalities and Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

The Administrative capital of the District is Abetifi and it is linked up with many Districts and this promotes commercial activities among the District capitals and other nearby communities.

Kwaku East has a total land size of 824 square kilometres and lies within three physiographic regions namely the Southern Volarian Plateau, the Forest Dissected Plateau and the Savana Plains consisting of a series of escarpments, notable among which is the Kwahu scarp rising from 220m to 640m above sea level.

It shares common boundaries with the Kwahu North to the east, Kwahu South to the south and the Fanteakwa Districts to the southeast and Asante Akim North District of the Ashanti Region to the north. 

The population of the district according to 2021 population and housing census stands at 79,726 with 40,319 males and 39,407 females.