The Akuapem North District was established in 1988 by Legistrative Instrument (LI) 1430. Until then, it was part of the erstwhile Akuapem District Council which was established in 1975. Akropong is the District Capital. Other major towns are Mampong Adukrom, Larteh Abiriw, Awukugua, Mamfe and Dawu. By the government of the PNDC Law 207 which replaced the Local Government act 462 in 1993 it was nameed Akuapem North District Assembly.
The district is located in the south-eastern part of the eastern region and is about 58km from Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The Akuapim North district shares boundaries to the northeast with Yilo Krobo, north with New Juaben Municipal, southeast with Dangme West, southwest with Akuapim South Municipal, and in the west with the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar district. The District covers a land area of about 450 sq. km representing 2.3% of the total area of the Eastern Region.
The boundary stretches from Obosomase in the South, through to Abonse in the east to Okrakwadwo and Asamang in the North to Okorase and Mangoase in the West. The Akuapim North District has about 230 settlements with Akropong as its capital.
The Okuapemman Association in the US and Canada have presented a special Peace and Unity Honorary Award to Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, the Eastern Regional Minister, at its 28th Anniversary Celebration of Odwira and Ohum Festival at Newark, New Jersey.
Plan Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has renovated 19 junior high schools in the Akuapem-North Municipality, under its transition and persistence project, which is being supported by United States Agency for International Development.