Berekum Municipal came into existence as a semiautonomous spatial unit by virtue of the decentralization policy adopted by the Government in 1988.

Geographically, the Municipality can be located in the Western part of Ghana in the Brong-Ahafo Region. It lies between latitude 7’15’ South and 8.00’ North and longitudes 2’25’ East and 2’50’ West.

The Municipality shares boundaries with Wenchi Municipal and Jaman District to the Northeast and Northwest respectively, Dormaa Municipal to the South and Sunyani District to the East.

Berekum, the Municipal capital is 32km and 437km North West of Sunyani, its regional capital and Accra, the national capital respectively. Its total area constitutes about 0.7 percent of the entire 233, 588km² of Ghana, (1,635km²).The Municipality is close proximity to Cote d’ Ivoire is another remarkable feature which promotes economic and commercial activities between the District and Cote d’ Ivoire.

The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 129,628 with 59,869 males 69,759 females.