Ahanta West District is located at the southern most point of the country and the entire West African Sub-Region with its capital Agona Nkwanta also called Agona Ahanta. The Ahanta West District has a total land area of 591 square kilometers and it is occupied by 95,140 people according to the 2000 Population and Housing Census report.
The District is bounded on the East by the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), on the West by the Nzema East Minicipal, and the North by Mpohor Wassa East and Tarkwa Nsuem Districts and the Gulf of Guinea to the South.
Mr. Stephen Essien, Chief Executive Officer of ESSART Group, an out-door advertising company, was enstooled as the new King of Upper Dixcove in the Ahanta West District, over the weekend under the stool name Nana Duku Esia the Fifth.
Members of the Ahanta West Co-operative Cattle Farmers Society have appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture to post agricultural extension workers and veterinary officers to the area to educate members on the maintenance and growth of their farms.