The former Akatsi District was divided into the Akatsi North District and the Akatsi South District.

Both districts were formally inaugurated on 28 June 2012 by then president John Atta Mills.

The Akatsi South District was established by a legislative instrument (L.I) 2165 in March 15, 2012. The District is located between latitudes 60 570 N and longitudes 00 W I0 E.

It shares boundaries with Keta Municipal and Anloga Districts to the South, Ketu North District to the East, South Tongu and Central Tongu Districts to the West and to the North by Akatsi North District. Its total land area is about 536 square Kilometers.



According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census the population of the District stood at 98,684 representing 4.6% of the total population of the then Volta region. There are 25,758 households with 3.8 persons per household as the average household size. (Ghana Statistical Service; Population & Housing Census, October 2014)


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