West Mamprusi District is one of the twenty (20) Metropolitan,Municipal and districts in the Northern Region of Ghana with Walewale as its capital. The district is located roughly within longitudes 0°35’W and 1°45’W and Latitude 9°55’N and 10°35’N.
It has a total land area of 5,013 km² and shares boundaries with ten districts and two regions.
It shares boundaries with East Mamprusi and Gushiegu-Karaga districts to the East, West Gonja, Savelugu-Nanton and Tolon-Kumbungu districts to the south, Builsa, Kassena-Nankana and Bolgatanga districts (Upper East Region) to the north and Sissala and Wa district (upper West Region) to the west.
(Ref. Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 below) Administratively the district lies within the Northern Region, although it has strong economic and functional linkages with some major settlements in the Upper East Region like Bolgatanga and Fumbisi.