The Ekumfi District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the twenty-two (22) of MMDAs in the Central Region.
Ekumfi District was established by a Legislative Instrument L.I. 2170 and was inaugurated in June 2012 with Essarkyir as its capital, it is located along the Atlantic Coastline of the Central Region of Ghana.
It occupies a total land area of 276.65 square kilometers or 0.12 percent of Ghana’s land area, making it the fifth smallest among the twenty-two districts in the Central Region.
The District is bounded to the west by the Mfantsiman Municipality, to the north by the Ajumako-Enyan–Essiam District, to the east by the Gomoa West District and to the south by the Gulf of Guinea
The total population of the District according to the 2010 PHC was 52,231, representing 2.4 percent of the population of the Central Region.