Sierra Leone

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 1,944,001
1960 2,181,701
1970 2,514,151
1980 3,086,406
1990 3,931,208
2000 4,060,709
2010 5,775,902
2020 7,160,373
2025 7,874,195
2050 11,391,787
2075 13,834,191
2100 14,489,326
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Sierra Leone
Capital Freetown
Region Western Africa
ISO code SL
Statistical agency Statistics Sierra Leone


Administrative units

Province
> District
administrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
1985-12-15
census
population
2004-12-04
census
population
2015
prelim. census
Eastern Province 15,553960,5471,191,5391,641,012
Kailahun DistrictKailahun3,859233,839358,190525,372
DeaBaiwalla  9,87613,257
JawieDaru  42,63950,779
Kissi KamaDia  12,97220,200
Kissi TengKangama  30,45545,109
Kissi TongiBuedu  33,45750,659
Kpeje BongreManowa  12,70025,011
Kpeje WestBunumbu  13,01027,553
LuawaKailahun   65,50081,610
MalemaJojoima  23,29837,042
ManduMobai  19,70830,829
NjaluahunSegbwema  37,48461,128
PenguiaSandaru  12,51826,291
Upper BambaraPendembu  28,43826,712
YaweiBandajuma  16,13529,192
Kenema DistrictKenema6,053337,055497,948609,873
Dama Giema  26,15730,750
DodoDodo  14,19423,221
GauraJoru  17,36118,216
Gorama MendeTungie  32,53943,346
Kandu LekpeamaGbado  21,74318,143
Koya-KenemaBaoma  10,18413,478
LangramaYa Baima  4,3563,549
Lower BambaraPanguma  78,38976,327
MalegohunSembehun  12,22420,438
NiawaSundumei  8,4967,772
NomoFaama  4,1055,436
NongowaKenema  51,48645,502
SimbaruBoajibu  18,37517,431
Small BoBlama  31,19329,502
TunkiaGorahun  21,33036,074
WandorFaala  17,41420,334
Kenema Town  128,402200,354
Kono DistrictSefadu5,641389,657335,401505,767
FiamaNjagbwema  9,09115,413
GbaneNgandorhun  14,81324,355
Gbane KandorKoardu  4,16311,907
GbenseKoidu  24,59915,771
Gorama KonoKangama  11,64318,303
KamaraTombodu  12,53819,355
LeiSiama  16,45226,941
MafindorKamiendor  6,80113,680
NimikoroNjaiama  44,29561,179
NimiyamaSewafe  26,14028,139
SandorKayima  49,97189,883
SoaKainkordu  21,24939,249
TankoroNew Sembwhun  11,0148,518
ToliKondewakor  2,6075,000
Koidu Town  80,025128,074
Northern Province 35,9361,259,6211,745,5532,502,805
Bombali DistrictMakeni7,985317,729408,390606,183
BiriwaKamabai  28,17547,274
Bombali SeboraMakeni   22,80236,407
Gbanti-KamarankaKamaranka  26,12628,323
Gbendembu-NgowahunKalangba  29,97138,746
LibeisaygahunBatkanu  13,35516,170
Magbaiamba NdorhahunHunduwa  8,65512,672
Makari GbantiMasongbon  41,18681,344
Paki MasabongMapaki  17,32019,868
Safroko LimbaBinkolo  21,19931,126
Sanda LokoKamalo  27,66745,079
Sanda TendarenMateboi  18,84026,183
Sella LimbaKamakwie  52,57958,431
TambakkaFintonia  17,67538,501
Makeni Town  82,840126,059
Kambia DistrictKambia3,108186,231270,462343,686
BramaiaKukuna  25,39236,667
Gbinle-DixingTawaya  19,56922,633
MagbemaKambia  67,21191,806
MamboloMambolo  33,82537,890
MasungbalaKawulia  28,50231,754
SamuKychum  56,85764,572
Tonko LimbaMadina  39,10658,364
Koinadugu DistrictKabala12,121183,286265,758408,097
Dembelia SinkuniaSikunia  13,92121,227
DiangKondembaia  19,70028,739
Folosaba DembeliaMusaia  14,55220,544
KasunkoFadugu  20,35724,682
MongoBendugu  29,29447,734
NeyaKrubola  33,42643,228
NieniYiffin  39,10777,960
SengbeYogomaia  22,45838,050
SulimaFalaba  20,06235,571
Wara Wara BafodiaBafodia  25,71334,521
Wara Wara YagalaGbawuria  27,16835,841
Port Loko DistrictPort Loko5,719329,344453,746614,063
Bureh KasehMange  32,17440,089
Buya RomendeForedugu  27,88134,235
DibiaGbinti  15,07715,477
Kaffu BullomMahera  69,637119,902
KoyaSongo  63,61485,206
LokomasamaPetifu  72,34878,013
MaforkiPort Loko  68,04286,810
MarampaLunsar  36,10859,347
MasimeraMasimera  32,84540,861
Sanda MagbolontSendugu  15,08823,597
Tinkatupa Maka SafrokoMiraykulay  20,93230,526
Tonkolili DistrictMagburaka7,003243,051347,197530,776
GbonkolenkenYele  47,83867,659
Kafe SimiriaMabonto  19,81736,444
KalansogoiaBumbuna  16,40635,380
Kholifa MabangMabang  12,46016,682
Kholifa RowalaMagburaka  47,67566,197
Kunike BarinaMakali  13,41125,145
KunikeMasingbi  42,96875,144
Malal MaraRochin  14,02530,754
SambayaBendugu  22,72832,163
TaneMatotoka  22,24233,276
YoniYoni Bana  87,627111,932
Southern Province 19,694741,3771,092,6571,438,572
Bo DistrictBo5,219268,671463,668574,201
BadjiaNgelehun  7,6988,131
BagboJimmi  24,83425,912
BagbweNgarlu  10,90420,951
BaomaBaoma  50,93745,784
Bumpe NgaoBumpe  35,64244,128
GboGbo  5,0505,410
Jaiama-BongorTelu  26,06731,260
KakuaKakua  29,77051,015
KomboyaNjala  15,61615,608
LugbuSumbuya  23,63925,347
Niawa LengaNengbema  11,10913,916
SelengaDambala  5,4129,153
TikonkoTikonko  39,39952,915
ValuniaMongere  17,74135,501
WundeGboyama  9,89315,265
Bo Town  149,957173,905
Bonthe DistrictBonthe3,468105,007139,687200,730
Bendu ChaBendu  4,6807,009
BumMadina  18,82724,031
DemaTissana  5,3017,512
ImperiGbangbama  17,57633,772
JongMattru  28,49533,524
Kpanda KemoMotuo  7,66110,442
Kwamebai KrimBenduma  7,71514,436
Nongoba BullomGbap  13,61719,747
SittiaYonni  13,44921,815
SogbiniTihun  7,85310,949
YawbekoTalia  4,7737,518
Bonthe Town  9,7409,975
Moyamba DistrictMoyamba6,902250,514260,910318,064
BagruwaSembehun  18,98927,499
BumpehRotifunk  32,36337,469
DasseMano  10,87913,265
FakunyaGandohun  22,32727,605
KagboroShenge  31,15034,808
KaiyambaMoyamba  21,66925,770
KamajeiSenehun  8,54910,126
KongboraBauya  11,33110,307
KoriTaiama  29,04330,510
KowaNjama  7,0829,732
Lower BantaGbangbantoke  25,95437,194
RibbiBradford  25,16333,082
TimdaleBomotoke  8,19210,240
Upper BantaMokelle  8,21910,457
Pujehun DistrictPujehun4,105117,185228,392345,577
BarriPotoru  32,24536,865
Galliness PerriBlama  27,07254,524
KpakaMassam  12,82716,376
Kpanga-KabondePujehun  33,27049,302
MakpeleZimmi  21,95531,015
MalenSahn  22,09049,215
Mano SakrimGbonjema  7,53612,883
Panga KrimGobaru  6,6518,915
PejehFutta  10,33413,611
Soro GbemaFairo  31,97742,024
SowaBandajuma  15,40217,111
Yakemo-KpukumuKarlu  7,03313,736
Western Area Province 557554,243947,1221,493,243
Western RuralFreetown54484,467174,249442,942
Koya WardNewton  22,99670,369
Mountain WardBathurst  9,92530,286
Waterloo WardWaterloo  77,791213,431
York Rural WardYork  63,537128,856
Western UrbanFreetown13469,776772,8731,050,301
Central 1 Ward   50,27161,777
Central 2 Ward   20,13519,552
East 1 Ward   55,16660,930
East 2 Ward   79,93489,179
East 3 Ward   316,409447,708
West 1 Ward   46,31953,793
West 2 Ward   91,345129,559
West 3 Ward   113,294187,803
total 71,7103,515,8124,976,8717,075,632
source: Statistics Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone.
note: Western Area has an overcount of 10000 in the 2nd level, and Northern Province an undercount of 4000 in the 2nd level ..... The numbers came from 'theorganiser.net'.

Main cities

namepopulation
1985-12-15
census
population
2004-12-04
census
population
2015
prelim. census
latitude /
longitude
Freetown469,776772,8731,050,3018.44/-13.20
Kenema52,473128,402200,354 
Bo59,768149,957173,905 
Koidu82,47480,025128,074 
Makeni40,03882,840126,059 
source: Statistics Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone.