The Agona West Municipal is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in Ghana and forms part of the 22 MMDAs in the Central Region. It has a total land area of 540-sq. km. and a population of 160,000.
With its capital as Swedru has a population of about 40,000. It lies to the north of Winneba and is about 40 km. off the main Accra-Takoradi Highway. The municipality is divided into eleven zones.
It lies within latitudes 5 30’ and 5 50N and longitudes 0 3.5’ and 0 55W. The area is bounded to the east and west by Effutu Municipal and Asikum/Odoben/Brakwa Districts respectively, northeast with West Akim Municipal, to the northwest with Birim Central Municipal and to the South, with Gomoa Central District.
The population of the Municipality according to the 2010 population and housing census stands at 115,358 with 54,159 males and 61,199 females.