Gushiegu/Karaga District is located in the northeastern corridor of Northern Region. The district was carved out of the then Eastern Dagomba District Council in 1988.
It is bordered by four other districts in the region, namely; Savelugu/Nanton to the west, Saboba/Chereponi to the east, East and West Mamprusi to the north, and Yendi to the South.
The total land area of the district is 5,796 km2, about one-twelfth or 8.3% of the region’s total land area of 70,384 km2. It has a population density of 22 persons/km2. It is the fourth largest district in the Northern Region. The district has 469 communities, with the capital located in Gushegu. The capital is about 114 km from the Northern Regional capital, Tamale. 5,796 square kilometres