Asunafo North Municipal forms the base of the colonial Ahafo District, which was one of the first districts created in the present Brong Ahafo Region and which dates back as far as 1912. The municipal capital is  Goaso.


The Asunafo North Municipal lies between latitudes 6°27°N and 7.00°N and longitudes 2°52°W and shares common boundaries with Asutifi in the North East, Dormaa Municipal on the North West and Juaboso Bia and Sefwi-Wiaso Districts in Western Region on the west-south borders, and Asunafo South District in the Brong Ahafo Region on the south-eastern borders.

The total land size of the Municipality is 1093.7km2 with 389.7 km2 covered by forest reserves.


The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at

 124,685 with 62,854 males and 61,831 females.