Fanteakwa lies within longitudes 0°32.5’ West and 0°10’ East and latitudes 6° 15’ North and 6° 40’ North. Begoro is the District capital with an estimated population of 23,070 (18,200 in 1984) while the total District population stands at 103,711 (1997) and about 74934 (1984).
It is bounded to the North by the Volta Lake, to the North-West by Kwahu-South District, South-West by the East Akim Municipal, Lower Manya Krobo District to the East and to the South East by the Yilo Krobo District. It is located exactly at the middle of the Eastern Region.
With a total land area of 1150 sq.km, Fanteakwa District occupies 7.68% of the total land area within the Region (18310 sq.km) and constitutes 0.48% of the total land area in Ghana.
The Fanteakwa District Assembly has taken its commitment to increasing access to education and improves quality of education in the district to a new height by ensuring that through its own small way, a new senior high school is built.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Fanteakwa in the Eastern Region, Mr. Abass Fusieni Sbaabe has expressed worry over the future of school going children in the district, following the recent poor performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).