The Amansie West District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 43 of MMDAs in the Ashanti Region and it was created by Legislative Instrument (L. I.) 1403 in 1988.
The District was carved out of the former Amansie District in 1988 with Manso Nkwanta as its Capital. The district is located in the south-western part of the Ashanti Region and lies within Longitude (6.05o, 6.35o) West and Latitude (1.40o, 2.05o) North. It spans an area of about 1,230 square kilometers and it is the one of the largest districts in Ashanti.
The Amansie West District shares common boundaries with nine districts namely Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal and Atwima Mponua District to the west, Bekwai Municipal, Amansie Central District and Obuasi Municipal to the east, Atwima Kwanwoma District to the north and Upper Denkyira East Municipal and Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipal to the south.
The population of the district according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 134,331 with 67,485 males and 69,790 females.