Atwima Nwabiagya District is one of the largest districts in the Ashanti Region. The District lies approximately on latitude 6o 75’N and between longitude 1o 45’ and 2o 00’ West. It is one of the 27 political and administrative Districts in Ashanti Region.
It is situated in the Western part of the region and shares common boundaries with Ahafo Ano South and Atwima Mponua Districts (to the West), Offinso Municipal to the North, Amansie–West and Bosomtwe-Atwima Kwanwoma Districts to the South, Kumasi Metropolis and Kwabre Districts to the East. It covers an estimated area of 294.84 sq km. The district capital is Nkawie.
The desire and possibility of having access to quick money every week has led some children of Esase Bontefufuo, a predominant farming and mining community within the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region, to engage in illegal smallscale mining, known locally as “Galamsey” in order to make a comfortable living for themselves and to some extent, their families.
A GH¢45,000.00 Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound to provide quality health care to the people of Abira, a farming community in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District, has been inaugurated amidst fanfare.