The Agona East District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in Ghana and forms part of the twenty-two (22) Metropolitan, Municipalities, and Districts in the Central Region.
Nsaba is the Administrative capital of the District and is situated within latitudes 50 30²and 50 50 N and longitudes 00 35 and 0 0.
The Agona East District Assembly (AEDA) was established through the Legislative Instrument (LI) 1921. It has a total land area of 539.7km2.
It is bounded to the south by the Agona West Municipality and the Gomoa East District Assembly, to the north by the Birim Central Municipal and to the northeast by the West Akim Municipal, both in the Eastern Region. The eastern part of the District is bounded by the Awutu Senya West District and to the west by Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District and Ajumako-Enyan Essiam Districts.
The population of the District according to the 2010 population and housing census stands at 85,920 with 41,035 males and 44,885 females.