The Dormaa East District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 12 of Municipalities and Districts in the Bono Region.

The District has a total land area of 541 Square Kilometres and lies between Latitude 7°.08´ North and 7°.25´ degrees and Longitude 2°.35´ West and 2°.48´ west.

The Dormaa East District was carved from the Dormaa Municipality (now Dormaa Central Municipal) by a Legislative Instrument (LI 1851) of 2007 with Wamfie as District Capital, which is about 1.18 percent of the total land area of Bono Region.

The District shares common boundaries with Dormaa Central Municipal to the west, Berekum East Municipal to the north, Sunyani West Municipal to the east and south by Asunafo North Municipal and Asutifi North District respectively.

The population of the District according to 2021 population and housing census stands at 112,111, with 33,336 males and 34,563 females.