The West Akyem Municipal is in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It lies between longitudes 0 degrees 25 minutes West and 0 degrees 47 minutes West and latitudes 5 degrees 40 minutes North.
It has an area of about 1,018 square kilometers.
The Municipal capital, Asamankese, is located 75 kilometres North-West of Accra off the main Accra- Kumasi trunk road.
The Municipal shares boundaries with Kwaebibrem District to the North, Birim South to the West, Agona, Ewutu Municipal and Ga East Municipal to the South, and Suhum-Kraboa-Coalter and Akwapim South districts to the East.
The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 108,298 with 52,208 males and 56,090 females.