The Central Gonja District is one of the seven (7) Administrative Districts of the Savannah Region. The District was created in 2004 by Legislative Instrument (LI) 1750.
The District is located to the South Western part of the Savannah Region of Ghana. It lies on longitude 1˚5’W and 2˚ 58’W and latitude 8˚32’N and 10˚2’N. The District was carved out of the West Gonja District in 2004. It shares boundaries in the South with Kintampo North Municipality in the Bono Region, West Gonja District to the West, Tamale Metro to the North and East Gonja to the East. The Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency of which the District is within was created in 1992.
The District covers 7,555km2 and is strategically linked to the Southern sector as the gate way to the Northern Regions (Savannah, Northern, North East, and Upper East). The District covers five Traditional Areas, namely the Buipe, Debre, Manpkang, Kusawgu, and Tuluwe Traditional Areas.