The North Gonja District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 7 MMDAs in the Savannah Region.

North Gonja  District with its capital Daboya was carved from West Gonja and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012.

North Gonja District is located in the western part of the Northern Region of Ghana. It lies within longitude 10 51 and 20 581 West and Latitude 80 321 and 100 21 North and has a total land mass of about 4,845.5sq km, representing 6.9 percent of the total land size of the Savannah Region.

It shares boundaries with West Gonja and Wa East Districts to the west, Tolon District to the east, Mamprugu Moagduri and Kumbungu Districts to the north and Central Gonja District to the south.

The population of the District according to 2021 population and housing census stands at61,432 with 30,759  males and 30,673 females.