The Shai Osudoku District (formerly Dangme West) is situated in the Southeastern part of Ghana, lying between latitude 5° 45’ south and 6° 05’ North and Longitude 0° 05’ East and 0° 20’ West.

The district was carved out of the former Dangme District in 1988 as a result of a national re-demarcation exercise carried out in relation to decentralization reforms in the country.

The District forms part of twenty six (26) Metropolis, Municipalities and Districts in the Greater Accra Region and the Administrative Capital of the District is Dodowa.

The District shares boundaries with Yilo Krobo Municipal, Lower Manya Krobo Municipal and Asuogyaman District to the north respectively, to the  east with Ada West District, to the south with  Ningo-Prampram District and to the West with Akuapem North Municipal and Tema Metropolitan respectively.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 51,913 with 25,292 males and 26,621 females.