The Bole District covers an area of about 4800 square km; out of the area of 70,384sq km of the Northern region. It has an estimated population of about 75,151 (2000 population projected) The population rate is about 3.6% per annum. The population is sparse with a density of about 14 per a km.
The District Capital Bole is the only biggest town in the district. Other major towns include Bamboi, Maluwe, Tinga, Tasilma, Mandari and Banda/Nkwanta. For the percentage land take of District and the Northern Region in relation to Ghana (238,533sq km), they are 2.0% and 29.6% respectively. This means that the land take of the district is 6.8% of the total land mass of the Northern Region.
The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama through the Lordina Foundation, has donated an ambulance to the Bole District Hospital, to help improve healthcare delivery especially during emergencies and referrals in the district.
A resource centre project meant to be established for Persons with Disability in Bole in the Northern region has been practically abandoned, as contractors assigned to discharge works on the facility have taken a long leave on the implementation of the project.