The Ada East District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 29  MMDAs in the Greater Accra Region.

The District is located in the eastern part of the Greater Accra Region within Latitudes 5°45 south and 6°00 north and from Longitude 0°20 west to 0°35 east and west respectively. At the south is the Gulf of Guinea, which stretches over 45 kilometres (27.9 miles).

Ada Foah, the District Capital is located at the south-eastern part, about 20km off the Accra-Aflao road, along the coast and about 2 km from the Volta River Estuary.

The District shares boundaries with Central Tongu District to the north, South Tongu District to the west, Ada West District to the west and to the south with the Gulf of Guinea.

The population of the District according to 2021 population and housing census stands at 76,411 with 37,034 males and 39,377 females.