Pru West District is one of the 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs ) in Ghana, forms part of the 29 districts in the Brong Ahafo Region. It was carved out of the Pru District in December, 2017. The District was established under Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2335 of 2017 and inaugurated on 15th March, 2018.
Prang is the administrative capital of the district with a distance of about 280km via Nkoranza/Techiman from Sunyani the Brong Ahafo Regional Capital. It lies between Longitudes 0030”W and 1026”W and Latitudes 7055”N and 8055”N.
It shares boundaries with six (6) other districts, namely Pru East District to the north, Sene West District to the east, Nkoranza Municipal and Atebubu-Amantin Municipal to the South and Kintampo-North Municipal and Kintampo South District to the West.
It is also 453km North of Accra, the national capital. The Pru West District covers an area of 2,195kmsq representing about 5.6% of the total land surface of the Brong Ahafo Region.
The District has an estimated population of 73,508 (estimated 2018) with a relatively high growth rate of 3.0% which is higher than the regional and national growth rates of 2.5% and 2.7% respectively.
Out of this population figure, male accounted for 38,224(52%) and female 35,284 (48%). The entire population of the district constituted about 3.0% of the regional estimated population of about 2,787,048.
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