The Bolgatanga Municipal is the home of the Upper East Regional capital. The Municipality forms part of the Thirteen (13) Districts and Municipals in the Region. This, of course, makes it the largest urban centre in the Region.
The Municipality shares boundaries with Bongo District to the North, to the East with Nabdam District, to the South with Talensi District and to the West with Kassena Nankana East District.The Administrative capital is Bolgatanga.
Dr Ebenezer Appiah Denkyirah, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, has said community health care delivery required the full compliments of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to achieve quality health care delivery for all.