It located in the north western corner of the Upper West Region in Ghana between Long. 2°25 W and 2°45W and Lat. 10°20 and 11°00 and has its administrative capital as Lawra.
The total area of the Municipal is put at 514 square km. This constitutes about 5.7% of the Region’s total land area, which is estimated at 18,476 square km.
It is bounded to east and south by the Jirapa Municipal and Lambussie Karni District and to the north and west by the Republic of Burkina Faso.
The population of the Municipality according to 2021 population and housing census stands at 58,433 with 28,325 males and 30,108 females.