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 Akuapim North District, with capital at Akropong, located in the South-Eastern part of the Eastern Region is about 58km from Accra, the capital of Ghana, it has about 230 settlements. The Akuapim North District Shares boundaries to the North east with Yilo Krobo, North with New Juaben Municipal, South-east with Dangbe West, South-west with Akuapem South Municipal, and in the West, with the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District. It covers a land area of about 450sq. km.
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 vegetation of the district forest with shrub and semi-forest. Most town and villagers are located on a mountain and visibility is very poor in the morning, because of the tall trees. It has also got deep valleys which makes farming activities very difficult. Rainfall averages 127ºmm, and the weather reflects the invigorating and salubrious, mild cold mountainous climate.
There are two raining seasons with the major rainful occuring between May and August the minor rainfal in October. Average annual rainfall is about 1,270mm. Mean temperatures range between 24ºC and 30ºC and nite temperature between 13ºC and 24ºC.ompounds. Also there are 11 doctors and 6 medical assistants and over 450 health workers in the district. The district also has the centre for Scientific Research into plant medicine at Mampong which deals with herbal and traditional treatment of ailments.