Modern Berekum lies a hundred miles (160km) northwest of Kumasi at a junction.

Its immediate neighbors are Nsoatre in the east, Seikwa in the north, Gyaman in the west and northwest and Dormaa in the south and south west. It is 36km from Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Regional capital.

Traditional history has it, that the constituents of modern day Berekum originated by proxy.

After one of the many wars fought by the Ashante Kingdom in the 18thcentury, particularly with the Abron people of Gyaman, the Ashante military strategists thought it wise to create a buffer zone between the Asante Empire and what remained of the Gyaman Kingdom.