Sierra Leone

Census Results


1963-04-01 2,180,355
1974-12-08 2,735,159
1985-12-15 3,515,812
2004-12-04 4,976,871

General Information


Official name the Republic of Sierra Leone
Official name [native] the Republic of Sierra Leone  «English»
Capital Freetown
Capital [native] Freetown «English»
Region Western Africa
ISO code SL
Statistical agency Statistics Sierra Leone

Name in Chinese 塞拉利昂共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية سيراليون
Name in Spanish la República de Sierra Leona
Name in Russian Республика Сьерра-Леоне
Name in French la République de Sierra Leone

Administrative units

Province
District
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1985-12-15
census
population
2004-12-04
census
Eastern Province 15,553960,5471,191,539
Kailahun DistrictKailahun3,859233,839358,190
Kenema DistrictKenema6,053337,055497,948
Kono DistrictSefadu5,641389,657335,401
Northern Province 35,9361,259,6211,745,553
Bombali DistrictMakeni7,985317,729408,390
Kambia DistrictKambia3,108186,231270,462
Koinadugu DistrictKabala12,121183,286265,758
Port Loko DistrictPort Loko5,719329,344453,746
Tonkolili DistrictMagburaka7,003243,051347,197
Southern Province 19,694741,3771,092,657
Bo DistrictBo5,219268,671463,668
Bonthe DistrictBonthe3,468105,007139,687
Moyamba DistrictMoyamba6,902250,514260,910
Pujehun DistrictPujehun4,105117,185228,392
Western Area Province 557554,243947,122
Western RuralFreetown54484,467174,249
Western UrbanFreetown13469,776772,873
total 71,7103,515,8124,976,871
source: Statistics Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone.

Expanded administrative units

Province
District
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1985-12-15
census
population
2004-12-04
census
Eastern Province 15,553960,5471,191,539
Kailahun DistrictKailahun3,859233,839358,190
DeaBaiwalla  9,876
JawieDaru  42,639
Kissi KamaDia  12,972
Kissi TengKangama  30,455
Kissi TongiBuedu  33,457
Kpeje BongreManowa  12,700
Kpeje WestBunumbu  13,010
LuawaKailahun   65,500
MalemaJojoima  23,298
ManduMobai  19,708
NjaluahunSegbwema  37,484
PenguiaSandaru  12,518
Upper BambaraPendembu  28,438
YaweiBandajuma  16,135
Kenema DistrictKenema6,053337,055497,948
Dama Giema  26,157
DodoDodo  14,194
GauraJoru  17,361
Gorama MendeTungie  32,539
Kandu LekpeamaGbado  21,743
Koya-KenemaBaoma  10,184
LangramaYa Baima  4,356
Lower BambaraPanguma  78,389
MalegohunSembehun  12,224
NiawaSundumei  8,496
NomoFaama  4,105
NongowaKenema  51,486
SimbaruBoajibu  18,375
Small BoBlama  31,193
TunkiaGorahun  21,330
WandorFaala  17,414
Kenema Town  128,402
Kono DistrictSefadu5,641389,657335,401
FiamaNjagbwema  9,091
GbaneNgandorhun  14,813
Gbane KandorKoardu  4,163
GbenseKoidu  24,599
Gorama KonoKangama  11,643
KamaraTombodu  12,538
LeiSiama  16,452
MafindorKamiendor  6,801
NimikoroNjaiama  44,295
NimiyamaSewafe  26,140
SandorKayima  49,971
SoaKainkordu  21,249
TankoroNew Sembwhun  11,014
ToliKondewakor  2,607
Koidu Town  80,025
Northern Province 35,9361,259,6211,745,553
Bombali DistrictMakeni7,985317,729408,390
BiriwaKamabai  28,175
Bombali SeboraMakeni   22,802
Gbanti-KamarankaKamaranka  26,126
Gbendembu-NgowahunKalangba  29,971
LibeisaygahunBatkanu  13,355
Magbaiamba NdorhahunHunduwa  8,655
Makari GbantiMasongbon  41,186
Paki MasabongMapaki  17,320
Safroko LimbaBinkolo  21,199
Sanda LokoKamalo  27,667
Sanda TendarenMateboi  18,840
Sella LimbaKamakwie  52,579
TambakkaFintonia  17,675
Makeni Town  82,840
Kambia DistrictKambia3,108186,231270,462
BramaiaKukuna  25,392
Gbinle-DixingTawaya  19,569
MagbemaKambia  67,211
MamboloMambolo  33,825
MasungbalaKawulia  28,502
SamuKychum  56,857
Tonko LimbaMadina  39,106
Koinadugu DistrictKabala12,121183,286265,758
Dembelia SinkuniaSikunia  13,921
DiangKondembaia  19,700
Follosaba DembeliaMusaia  14,552
KasunkoFadugu  20,357
MongoBendugu  29,294
NeyaKrubola  33,426
NieniYiffin  39,107
SengbeYogomaia  22,458
SulimaFalaba  20,062
Wara Wara BafodiaBafodia  25,713
Wara Wara YagalaGbawuria  27,168
Port Loko DistrictPort Loko5,719329,344453,746
Bureh KasehMange  32,174
Buya RomendeForedugu  27,881
DibiaGbinti  15,077
Kaffu BullomMahera  69,637
Koya-WesternSongo  63,614
Loko MassamaPetifu  72,348
MaforkiPort Loko  68,042
MarampaLunsar  36,108
MasimeraMasimera  32,845
Sanda MagbolontorSendugu  15,088
Tinkatupa Maka SafrokoMiraykulay  20,932
Tonkolili DistrictMagburaka7,003243,051347,197
GbonkolenkenYele  47,838
Kafe SimiraMabonto  19,817
KalansogoiaBumbuna  16,406
Kholifa MabangMabang  12,460
Kholifa RowallaMagburaka  47,675
Kunike BarinaMakali  13,411
Kunike SandaMasingbi  42,968
Malal MaraRochin  14,025
Sambaya BenduguBendugu  22,728
TaneMatotoka  22,242
YoniYoni Bana  87,627
Southern Province 19,694741,3771,092,657
Bo DistrictBo5,219268,671463,668
BadjiaNgelehun  7,698
BagboJimmi  24,834
BagbweNgarlu  10,904
BaomaBaoma  50,937
Bumpe NgawoBumpe  35,642
GboGbo  5,050
Jaiama-BongorTelu  26,067
KakuaKakua  29,770
KomboyaNjala  15,616
LugbuSumbuya  23,639
Niawa LengaNengbema  11,109
SelengaDambala  5,412
TikonkoTikonko  39,399
ValuniaMongere  17,741
WundeGboyama  9,893
Bo Town  149,957
Bonthe DistrictBonthe3,468105,007139,687
Bendu ChaBendu  4,680
BumMadina  18,827
DemaTissana  5,301
ImperiGbangbama  17,576
JongMattru  28,495
Kpanda KemoMotuo  7,661
Kwamebai KrimBenduma  7,715
Nongoba BullomGbap  13,617
SittiaYonni  13,449
SogbiniTihun  7,853
YawbekoTalia  4,773
Bonthe Town  9,740
Moyamba DistrictMoyamba6,902250,514260,910
BagruwaSembehun  18,989
BumpehRotifunk  32,363
DasseMano  10,879
FakunyaGandohun  22,327
KagboroShenge  31,150
KaiyambaMoyamba  21,669
KamajeiSenehun  8,549
KongboraBauya  11,331
KoriTaiama  29,043
KowaNjama  7,082
Lower BantaGbangbantoke  25,954
RibbiBradford  25,163
TimdaleBomotoke  8,192
Upper BantaMokelle  8,219
Pujehun DistrictPujehun4,105117,185228,392
BarriPotoru  32,245
GallinasperiBlama  27,072
KpakaMassam  12,827
Kpanga-KabondePujehun  33,270
MakpeleZimmi  21,955
MalenSahn  22,090
Mano SakrimGbonjema  7,536
Panga KrimGobaru  6,651
PejehFutta  10,334
Soro GbemaFairo  31,977
SowaBandajuma  15,402
Yakemo-Kpukumu KrimKarlu  7,033
Western Area Province 557554,243947,122
Western RuralFreetown54484,467174,249
Koya WardNewton  22,996
Mountain WardBathurst  9,925
Waterloo WardWaterloo  77,791
York Rural WardYork  63,537
Western UrbanFreetown13469,776772,873
Central 1 Ward   50,271
Central 2 Ward   20,135
East 1 Ward   55,166
East 2 Ward   79,934
East 3 Ward   316,409
West 1 Ward   46,319
West 2 Ward   91,345
West 3 Ward   113,294
total 71,7103,515,8124,976,871
source: Statistics Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone.

Main cities

namepopulation
1985-12-15
census
population
2004-12-04
census
latitude /
longitude
Freetown469,776772,8738.44/-13.20
Bo59,768149,957 
Kenema52,473128,402 
Makeni40,03882,840 
Koidu82,47480,025 
source: Statistics Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone.