The Dormaa East District forms part of the twenty nine (29) Municipalities and Districts in the Brong Ahafo Region. It was carved from the Dormaa Municipality by a Legislative Instrument (LI 1851) of 2007.

It lies between Latitude 7°.08´ North and 7°.25´ degrees and Longitude 2°.35´ West and 2°.48´ west.

The District has a total land area of 456 Square Kilometres with Wamfie as District Capital, which is about 1.18 percent of the total land area of Brong Ahafo Region.

The District shares common boundaries with Dormaa Central Municipal to the west, Berekum Municipal to the north, Sunyani West District to the east and south by Asunafo North Municipal and Asutifi North District.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 112,111, with 53,589 males and 58,522 females