The district is located in the south-western part of the Ashanti Region. It shares common boundary on its Western part with the Atwima District. On its northern part can be found the Bosomtwe District, while a regional boundary separates it from Western Region on its southern part. Manso Nkwanta is the capital.
The population of the district according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 134,331 with 67,485 males and 69,790 females.
A sod cutting ceremony for the construction of 3 classroom block, office, store and toilet facilities for the Manso Nyankomasi Islamic Primary School in the Amansie West District of Ashanti Region has taken place at Manso Nyankomasi.
The Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank with its headquarters at Pakyi No-2 in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti region has presented a canon photo copier valued at 5,000 Ghana cedis to the Amansie West District Education Office.