Electoral Districts in Sierra Leone

Bo district

Bo

Bo District is a district in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. It is the second most populous District in Sierra Leone (after the Western Area Urban District). Its capital and largest city is the city of Bo, which is the second largest city in Sierra Leone. other major towns in the district include Baoma, Bumpeh, Serabu, Sumbuya, Baiima and Yele. Bo District borders Kenema District to the east, Tonkolili District to the north, Moyamba District to the west, Bonthe District to the southwest and Pujehun District to the south.[1] Bo District occupies a total area of 5,219 km² and is subdivided into fifteen chiefdoms.


Point on the map: 7.9551791, -11.7409946
Registered Voters: 284,348
Total Population: 401,109

bioethanol plant in makeni bombali district

Bombali

For the purpose of electing Ordinary Members of Parliament, Bombali District is hereby divided into Eight (8) constituencies as described in the schedule.

Bombali District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital and largest city is Makeni, which is also the largest city in the north. Bombali District is one of the fourteen districts of Sierra Leone. Bombali is the second largest district in Sierra Leone by geographical area, after Koinadugu District, and is the second most populous district in the North, after Port Loko District. In the 2015 Sierra Leone national census, the population of Bombali district was 606,183.[1] Other major towns in Bombali District include Kamakwie, Kamabai, Karina and Binkolo.

The district of Bombali occupies a total area of 7,985 km2 (3,083 sq mi) and comprises thirteen chiefdoms. The district borders the Republic of Guinea to the north, Port Loko District and Kambia Districts to the west, Tonkolili District to the south, and Koinadugu District to the east.

The population of Bombali District is ethnically diverse, although the Temne and Limba form the largest ethnic groups. The population of Bombali District is predominantly Muslim, though with a large Christian minority.

Bombali district is the birthplace and home district of the current president of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, who was born and raised in the city of Makeni. The district is also the birthplace and home district of former president of Sierra Leone Joseph Saidu Momoh, who was born in the town of Binkolo.


Point on the map: 8.8719747, -12.0375565
Registered Voters: 187,664
Total Population: 422,960

bonthe

Bonthe

Bonthe District is a district comprises several islands and mainland of the Atlantic Ocean in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital is the town of Mattru Jong and its largest city is Bonthe,[1] on Sherbro Island.[2] As of the 2015 census, the district had a population of 200,730.[3]The district is the least populous in Sierra Leone. Bonthe District is subdivided into eleven chiefdoms.

The District occupies a total area of 3,468 km². The District of Bonthe borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Moyamba District to the northwest, Bo District to the southeast and Pujehun District to the south.

Bonthe district is primarily inhabited by the Sherbro people (who are the native people of the district); and the Mende people, who immigrated to the district from Mende-dominant areas in the southern part of Sierra Leone.

Bonthe District has one of the world's largest deposits of titanium ore (rutile) in the world. Sierra Rutile Limited, owned by a consortium of US and European investors, began commercial mining operations in Bonthe in early 1979. Due to poor mining policy, the region has little to show for this huge economic potential. There are no good roads, water supply or electricity. Bonthe District continues to suffer from one of the worst environmental degradation episodes in living memory.


Point on the map: 7.5257028, -12.5039922
Registered Voters: 92,183
Total Population: 200,781

falaba district

Falaba

Falaba is a former town in the Solima area, Koinadugu District of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The population of Falaba is largely from the Mandingo and Kuranko ethnic groups. The village is largely Muslim As the capital of Solimana, Falaba was a fortress town on the rich slave-trading routes to the western coast of Africa. It was visited in 1822 by Alexander Gordon Laing, and in 1869 by William Winwood Reade; and was thus deemed nominally British. In 1884, Mandinka conqueror Samori joined the king of Kaliere in attacking Solimana, then under the rule of Manga Sewa. After Samori's general N'fa Ali destroyed a number of surrounding villages, the Mandinka forces began a five-month siege of Falaba itself. With the city's residents starved nearly to death, Manga Sewa gathered his family in Falaba's gunpowder magazine and lit a torch, simultaneously killing himself and breaching Falaba's walls. Falaba was then briefly assimilated into Samori's Wassoulou Empire; following Samori's own fall several years later, it was reclaimed by the British. The Anglo-French treaty of 1895 left the town without an affluent hinterland, and the colonial administrative post was moved from Falaba to Kabala. As a result, Falaba declined after 1895. Falaba was situated approximately thirty miles north-east of Kabala; the location shown on the map above refers to a different settlement with the same name  
Point on the map: 9.8527132, -11.3232523
Registered Voters: 65,761
Total Population: 205,353

Main road into Kailahun

Kailahun

Kailahun District is a district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital and largest city is the town of Kailahun. The other major towns in the district include Segbwema, Koindu, Pendembu and Daru. As of the 2015 census, the district had a population of 525,372.[1] Kailahun District is subdivided into fourteen chiefdoms.

The District of Kailahun borders Liberia to the east, Guinea and the Kono District to the north, and Kenema District to the west. The border of the district with Guinea is formed by a section of the Moa River.[2] The total area of the district is 4,859 km2 (1,876 sq mi). The population of Kailahun District is largely from the Mende ethnic group. The district is predominantly muslim.

Kailahun District is the birthplace of former Sierra Leone's president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, who was born in the town of Pendembu.


Point on the map: 8.2802196, -10.5718086
Registered Voters: 163,753
Total Population: 526,379

hospital in kambia

Kambia

Kambia District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital and largest city is the town of Kambia. As of the 2015 census, The District had a population of 343,686. Kambia District borders the Republic of Guinea to the north, Port Loko District to the south and Bombali District to the east. The district provides an important Trade route to or from the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown to the Guinean capital Conakry.

The district occupies a total area of 3,108 km2 (1,200 sq mi) and is divided into seven chiefdoms. The district is largely Muslim and its population is ethnically diverse. Most of the Susu people in Sierra Leone live in Kambia District and they form one of the largest ethnic groups in the district.


Point on the map: 9.1800194, -12.8514837
Registered Voters: 155,484
Total Population: 345,474

Karene


Point on the map: 9.070855, -12.847177
Registered Voters: 101,160
Total Population: 285,546

kenema districts

Kenema

Kenema is the third largest city in Sierra Leone and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. The city is the capital of Kenema District and is a major economic center of the Eastern Province.

The city of Kenema had a population of 200,354 in the 2015 Sierra Leone census[4]. Kenema lies approximately 320 kilometres (200 mi) south-east of Freetown [1] and about 60 kilometres (40 mi) south of Bo.

Kenema is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Sierra Leone and is home to significant numbers of many of the country's ethnic groups. The Krio language is by far the most widely spoken language in the city and is the primary language of communication in the city.

The city of Kenema is one of Sierra Leone's six municipalities and is governed by a directly elected city council form of government, headed by a mayor, in whom executive authority is vested. The mayor is responsible for the general management of the city. The mayor and members of the Kenema City Council are directly elected every four years in a municipal election. The current mayor of Kenema is Joseph Samba Kaifala of the Sierra Leone People's Party, who was elected mayor in the 2012 Kenema Mayoral election with 74.99%[5]. Kenema is a political stronghold of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), the main opposition party in Sierra Leone.

Like the rest of Sierra Leone, football is by far the most popular sport in the city. The Sierra Leone professional club called the Kamboi Eagles, which is based in Kenema, represent the city in the Sierra Leone National Premier League.

Kenema has a strong history of being the hometown of some of Sierra Leone's most famous international soccer stars. Sierra Leone's highest-profile athlete and its most famous retired international soccer star Mohamed Kallon is from Kenema. Other notable Sierra Leonean international footballers from Kenema include Sierra Leone's current top striker Kei Kamara, others include retired Sierra Leonean International soccer stars Paul Kpaka, Kemokai Kallon and Musa Kallon.

The city grew along with a now-closed railway, around the logging and carpentry industries, and recently with diamond mines first discovered in 1931.


Point on the map: 7.8632147, -11.1957172
Registered Voters: 280,141
Total Population: 200,354

children playing football in koinadugu district

Koinadugu

Koinadugu District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. It is by far the largest District in Sierra Leone in geographical area. Its capital and largest city is Kabala, which is also one of the main cities in Northern Sierra Leone. The District of Koinadugu has a population of 404,097, based on the 2015 Sierra Leone national census;[1] and has a total area of 12,121 km2 (4,680 sq mi). Koinadugu District is subdivided into eleven chiefdoms. The District of Koinadugu borders Bombali on the west, Tonkolili District to the south-west, Kono District to the south and the Republic of Guinea to north east. Diamond mining is a major economic activity in the district, as well as agricultural production of rice, mango, cacao, and coconut. The population of Koinadugu district is almost entirely made up of five main ethnic groups: the Kuranko, Mandingo, Fula, Limba, and Yalunka. These five ethnic groups are politically and culturally influential in Koinadugu District. Koinadugu District is overwhelmingly Muslim majority at just over 90%, and Islam dominates the religious and cultural practices in the district. There is also a small but significant minority Christian population in the district, and is mainly among the Limba people in the district
Point on the map: 9.5308619, -11.5248055
Registered Voters: 84,293
Total Population: 204,019

kono districts

Kono

Kono District is a diamond-rich district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital and largest city is Koidu Town. The other major towns in the district include Motema, Yengema, Tombodu, Jaiama Nimikor and Sewafe. The district is the largest diamond producer in Sierra Leone. The population of Kono District is 505,767.[1] Kono District borders Kenema District to the southwest, The Republic of Guinea to the east, Koinadugu District to the northeast and Kailahun District to the southeast. Kono District is divided into fourteen chiefdoms[2] Kono District is one of the most ethnically diverse Districts in Sierra Leone and is home to a large population of many of Sierra Leone's ethnic groups, with no single ethnic group forming a majority. Kono District population is religiously diverse among muslims and christians, though Muslims make up the majority of the population in Kono District. Before the civil war, Kono District had a population well over 600,000[citation needed]; however, it experienced devastation during the Sierra Leone Civil War, which forced many of the residents out of the district. The district was heavily looted and constantly fought over due to the rich diamond reserves in the area
Point on the map: 8.7663285, -10.8903099
Registered Voters: 186,095
Total Population: 327,339

photo of moyamba town sierra leone

Moyamba

Moyamba District is a district in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone with a population of 318,064 in the 2015 census.[1] Its capital and largest city is Moyamba. The other major towns include Njala, Rotifunk and Shenge. The district is the largest in the Southern Province by geographical area, occupying a total area of 6,902 km2 (2,665 sq mi) and comprises fourteen chiefdoms. Moyamba District borders the Atlantic Ocean in the west, Port Loko District and Tonkolili District to the north, Bo District to the east and Bonthe District to the south. The main economic activities include mining (rutile and bauxite), fishing, rice growing and oil palm plantations. Moyamba District is predominantly inhabited by the Mende people, though there is a large population of other ethnic groups in the district
Point on the map: 8.1107597, -12.6216211
Registered Voters: 147,041
Total Population: 318,064

district council office in port loko

Port Loko

Port Loko District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. It is the most populous District in the North and the second most populous District in Sierra Leone, after the Western Area Urban District. As of the 2015 census, Port Loko District has a population of 614,063.[1] The district capital is the town of Port Loko and its largest city is Lunsar. The other major towns in the district include Masiaka, Rokupr, Pepel, Lungi and Gbinti.

The district of Port Loko borders the Western Area to the west, Kambia District to the north, Bombali District to the east and Tonkolili District to the south. The district occupies a total area of 5,719 km2 (2,208 sq mi) and comprises eleven chiefdoms. The population of Port Loko District is predominantly Muslim and the Temne people form by far the largest ethnic group in the district.

 


Point on the map: 8.7686886, -12.7853522
Registered Voters: 233,962
Total Population: 498,973

cassava farmers in pujehun

Pujehun

Pujehun District is a district in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital is the town of Pujehun . The other major towns in the district include Gandorhun, Zimmi, Gendema, Masam, Bomi and Potoru. As of 2015, the district has a population of 345,577. The population of Pujehun District is largely from the Mende ethnic group; and the district is predominantly Muslim.


Point on the map: 7.3723295, -11.6157773
Registered Voters: 101,250
Total Population: 346,461

tonkolili iron ore project

Tonkolili

Tonkolili District is a District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital and largest city is Magburaka. The other major towns include Masingbi, Yele, Mile 91, Bumbuna, Yonibana, Matotoka. Mathora, Magbass and Masanga. Tonkolili District is home to the largest sugar factory in Sierra Leone, and one of the largest sugar factories in West Africa, that is located in the town of Magbass. Tonkolili District had a population of 530,776.[1] The district occupies a total area of 7,003 km2 (2,704 sq mi) and comprises eleven chiefdoms.

Tonkolili District borders Bombali District to the northwest, Kono District to the east, Kenema District and Bo District to the southeast, Port Loko and Koinadugu Districts. Tonkolili is strategically located in the center of Sierra Leone. The district is criss crossed by many rivers including the Pampana River and Sierra Leone's longest river, the Rokel.


Point on the map: 8.7178672, -11.951925
Registered Voters: 204,231
Total Population: 531,435

Western Area Rural

Western Area Rural

The Western Area Rural District is one of the 14 Districts of Sierra Leone. It is located mostly around the peninsula, in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. The Western Area Rural District has a 2015 census population of 442,951.[2] The district capital and largest city is Waterloo. Other major towns in the district include Newton, Benguema, Leicester, and Tombo. Most of the towns and villages in the Western area rural District are within close proximity to the capital Freetown and are part of the Freetown Metropolitan Area.

The Western Area Rural District borders the country's capital Freetown to the east and west; Port Loko District to the north; and the Atlantic ocean to the south and east.

The Western Area Rural District is one of the most ethnically diverse districts in Sierra Leone. No single ethnic group forms a majority in the district. The Western Area Rural District is home to many different ethnic groups, including a significant population of the Krio and Sherbro people. The district is home to a large population of both Muslims and Christians.

Like the other thirteen districts of Sierra Leone, the Western Area Rural District has its own directly elected district government known as a district council, headed by a directly elected district council chairman, who leads the district council executive branch and enforces laws passed by members of the district council. The current district council chairman of the Western Area Rural District is Alhassan Cole of the All People's Congress (APC).

In October 2009, the Sierra Leone government officially moved the Rural District capital from Freetown to the city of Waterloo after the completion of the newly built government complex for the rural district council


Point on the map: 8.3114983, -13.035694
Registered Voters: 282,358
Total Population: 444,270

image of freetown

Western Area Urban

The Western Area or Freetown Peninsula (formerly the Colony of Sierra Leone) is one of four principal divisions of Sierra Leone. It comprises the oldest city and national capital Freetown and its surrounding towns and countryside. It covers an area of 557 km2 and has a population of 1,447,271. The Western Area is located mostly around the peninsula and is divided into two districts: the Western Area Rural and the Western Area Urban.
Point on the map: 8.4545561, -13.2432632
Registered Voters: 606,939
Total Population: 1,447,271