The Sekyere East District was created in 1988 and is one of the forty three (43) Metropolitan, Municipalities and Districts Assemblies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.


It has Effiduase as the District capital. The District is located in the north-eastern part of Ashanti Region, approximately between Latitude 6º45”- 6º55” North and Longitude 1º15”-1º25” West.


It shares boundaries with Sekyere Kumawu District to the north-east, Asante-Akim Central Municipal to the south east, Ejisu Municipal to the south-west, Sekyere South District to the west and Asante Akim North District to the east.


Sekyere East District is the largest of all the Districts in Ashanti and covers a total land area of about 4,231.4 sqkm.


The population of the District according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 62,172 with 29,511 males 32,661 females.