Tatale Sanguli District with its capital Tatale was carved from Zabzugu Tatale and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012.

The President H.E. J.E.A Mills, by an Executive Instrument (E.I) created 46 new Districts. All the inaugurated and confirmed MMDAs established are operational with immediate effect hence bringing the total number of MMDAs to 216.

The district shares boundaries with Yendi Municipal to the west. to the South with Zabzugu District and to the East with the Republic of Togo.

The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 60,039 with 29,779 males and 30,260 females.