The district is located on Longitude 1.50 W and latitude 6.30 N. The district therefore falls within a typical tropical region of Africa, which characteristically experiences high temperatures and high rainfall throughout the year.

This puts the Adansi North District into a Semi-Equatorial climatic region. The Adansi North District covers an area of approximately 1140 sq km representing about 4.7% of the total area of Ashanti Region. Fomena is the administrative capital. It was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1758.

The population of the district according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 107,091 with 53,055 males and 54,036 females.