The North Dayi District was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 2076 of 2012. Its capital is Anfoega. It was carved out of the then Kpando Municipal and inaugurated on 28th June, 2012.

This is as a result of the growing population of the Kpando Municipal and also to ensure that development gets to the doorsteps of the people.

North Dayi District lies within latitudes 60 20’N and 70 05’N, and Longitude 00 17’E. 
It shares boundaries with Kpando Municipal to the north, South Dayi District to the south, and the newly created Afadzato South District to the east.

The Volta Lake which stretches over 80km of the costal line, demarcates the western boundary of the District.

The District covers a total land area of 462.8 square kilometers with almost 30 percent of the land being submerged by the Volta Lake.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 39,913 with 18,649 males and 21,264 females.