The Tolon District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 16 MMDAs in the Northern Region.

Tolon District (Formerly Tolon Kumbugu District) was carved out of the then Western Dagomba District in 2011 with Tolon as its administrative capital by a Legislative Instrument (LI) 2142.

The District lies between latitudes 9° 15'` and 10° 0 02` North and Longitudes 0° 53'and 1° 25' West.

The District shares borders with North Gonja District to the west, Kumbungu District to the north, Central Gonja District to the south and to the east with Tamale Metropolitan.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 72,990 with 36,360 males and 36,630 females.