The Bunkpurugu Nyankpanduri District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 6 MMDAs in the North East Region and it was established by Legislative Instrument (C.I) 1748 in August 2004

The Bunkpurugu Nyankpanduri District Assembly was carved out from the East Mamprusi Municipal and it is located to the north-eastern corner of Northern Region.

The district has an estimated total land size of 1,257.1square kilometres which is 2% of the land size of Northern Region. Bunkpurugu is the District capital and is located at the north-eastern corner of the Northern Region of Ghana.  

It shares boundaries in the north with the Garu District, to the east with Togo, west with East Mamprusi Municipal and to the south with Gushiegu Municipal and Chereponi District.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 122,591 with 60,240 males and 62,351 females.