The West Akim Municipal is in one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in Ghana and forms part of the 33 Municipalities and Districts in Eastern Region.

It lies between longitudes 0 degrees 25 minutes West and 0 degrees 47 minutes West and latitudes 5 degrees 40 minutes North and covers an area of about 468 square kilometers.

The Municipal capital, Asamankese, is located 75 kilometres North-West of Accra off the main Accra- Kumasi trunk road.

The Municipal shares boundaries with Kwaebibrem Municipal to the north, Birim South District to the west, Agona West Municipal, Effutu Municipal and Ga East Municipal to the south, and Suhum and Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipals to the east.

The population of the Municipality according to 2021 population and housing census stands at 120,145 with 58,268 males and 61,877 females.