Kwahu West Municipal forms part of the twenty six (26) Municipalities and Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The Municipality lies between latitudes 6°30’ North, and 7° North and longitudes 0°30’ West and 1° West of the equator, covering an area of about 414 square kilometers.
The Administrative Municipal capital, Nkawkaw, is located about 241 kilometers North-West of Accra.
The Municipal is bounded to the north by the Kwahu South District, to the West by Asante-Akim South District. To the East, it is bounded by the Fanteakwa District and to the south by Birim North and Atiwa Districts.
It has a total land area of 414km2.
The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 93,584 with 44,875 males and 48,709 females.