West Akim Municipal
The West Akim Municipal is one of the thirty-three (33) Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 1421 of 1988 and Local Government Act 462 of 1993. The district was elevated to a Municipal status in 2008. Asamankese is the Municipal Capital.
Geographical Location & Size
The West Akim Municipal lies between longitudes 00 25′ West and 00 47′ West and latitudes 500 40′ North and 600.0′ North. It shares boundaries with Denkyembour District to the North; Birim South District to the West; Agona, Awutu-Efutu-Senya and Ga Districts to the South and Suhum Municipal and Upper West Akim District to the East. The total land area of the Municipality is estimated to be 559 km2. The Municipal capital, Asamankese, is about 75 km. North-West of Accra.