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The Tain District is one of the 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 29 of such in the Brong-Ahafo Region. With its administrative capital as Nsawkaw, Tain District was established in August 2004 by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2090.

It is located at the north west of Sunyani (Regional Capital) and lies within latitudes 7 ½ and 8o 45` North and longitudes 2o 52` West and 0o 28` East.

The District was carved out of the Wenchi Municipal Assembly and in terms of land area, Tain District covers 1,829.84960 km2 representing 3.5 percent of the total land area of the Brong Ahafo Region.

It shares common boundaries with Wenchi Municipal to the east, Jaman North District and Jaman South Municipal to the west, Sunyani West to the south and Berekum Municipal to the south west. It is also bounded by the Banda District to the north and La Cote d’Ivoire to the north west.

The population of the District according to the Population and Housing Census stands at 88,104 with 43,508 males and 44,596 females.