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  9,876 
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 DistrictKenema6,053337,055497,948609,873
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 DistrictSefadu5,641389,657335,401505,767
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 35,9361,259,6211,745,5532,502,805
Bombali DistrictMakeni7,985317,729408,390606,183
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 DistrictKambia3,108186,231270,462343,686
BramaiaKukuna  25,392 
Gbinle-DixingTawaya  19,569 
MagbemaKambia  67,211 
MamboloMambolo  33,825 
MasungbalaKawulia  28,502 
SamuKychum  56,857 
Tonko LimbaMadina  39,106 
Koinadugu DistrictKabala12,121183,286265,758404,097
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 Loko5,719329,344453,746614,063
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 DistrictMagburaka7,003243,051347,197530,776
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 19,694741,3771,092,6571,438,572
Bo DistrictBo5,219268,671463,668574,201
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 DistrictBonthe3,468105,007139,687200,730
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 DistrictMoyamba6,902250,514260,910318,064
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 DistrictPujehun4,105117,185228,392345,577
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 557554,243947,1221,493,252
Western RuralFreetown54484,467174,249452,951
Koya WardNewton  22,996 
Mountain WardBathurst  9,925 
Waterloo WardWaterloo  77,791 
York Rural WardYork  63,537 
Western UrbanFreetown13469,776772,8731,050,301
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 71,7103,515,8124,976,8717,075,641
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
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.