The Kassena Nankana West District with its Administrative capital Paga is one of the fifteen districts in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
It was carved out of the Kassena Nankana Municipal in 2007 and inaugurate d on Friday, 29th February 2008. The Local Government Instrument which established the district is Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1855.
The paramount aim of creating this Assembly was to bring the business of governance to the doorsteps of the ordinary Ghanaian. It is located approximately between latitude 10.97° North and longitude 01.10 ° West. The district has a total land area of approximately 1,004 sq.km.
The District shares boundaries with Burkina Faso to the North, Builsa District to the South, Sissala East District in the Upper West Region to the West, and Kassena-Nankana East Municipal to the East.
The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 70,667 with 34,747 males and 35,920 females.
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