The Jaman North District is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 12 of Municipalities and Districts in the Bono Region, created under the Legislative Instrument (LI) 1779 of 2004.
With Sampa as its administrative capital, the is located between latitude 7’40” N and 8’ 27” N, and longitude 2’30” W and 2’ 60” W. The District is strategically located to the Western part of the region and to the North-Western fringes of the neighboring Cote d’Ivoiré.
The District itself also serves as a constituency (Jaman North Constituency) and has seven Area/Town Councils namely; Sampa Town Council, Suma Area Council, Kwatwoma Area Council and Asiri/Jankufa Area Council. The rest are Goka Area Council, Nafana East, and West Area Councils.
It shares local boundaries with Tain District to the north through to the eastern part of the district, Jaman South Municipal to the southwest and Berekum Municipal to the south-east.
The population of the District according to the 2010 population and housing census stands at 83,059 with 39,889 males and 43,170 females.