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The Dormaa East District is one of the 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 29 of Municipalities and Districts in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The District has a total land area of 456 Square Kilometres and lies between Latitude 7°.08´ North and 7°.25´ degrees and Longitude 2°.35´ West and 2°.48´ west.

The Dormaa East District was carved from the Dormaa Municipality (now Dormaa Central Municipal) by a Legislative Instrument (LI 1851) of 2007 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