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The Northern Province (commonly referred to as Northern Sierra Leone or simply the North) is one of the four provincial divisions of Sierra Leone. It is located in the Northern geographic region of Sierra Leone. It comprises the following five Districts: Bombali, Port Loko, Kambia, Koinadugu and Tonkolili. The Northern Province covers an area of 35,936 km2 (13,875 sq mi) with a population of 1,718,240 (2004 census). Its administrative and economic center is Makeni. The North borders the Western Area to the West, the Republic of Guinea to the north-east, the Eastern Province and Southern Province to the south-east. The Northern Province is largely Muslim, and the Temne people make up the largest ethnic group in the region. There is a significant Christian minority population in the Northern Province as well. The region is home to a significant population of several other ethnic groups that are mainly based in north, and predominate in certain parts of the region The Northern province is mainly hilly wooded area with mountainous area farther inland. Along the coast is mangroves. The region has ranges of Mountains, Hills, Valleys and Wetlands; comprising unique and endangered species. One of the main tourist attracted places in the North is the Outamba-Kilimi National Park, The park is one of the most well-known and frequently visited sites in Sierra Leone. The region is a political stronghold of the All People's Congress (APC) political party. The APC currently control virtually all elected seats from the North.
Cities, towns & villages in Northern Province
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MakeniMakeniis the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The city is the capital of Bombali District, and is the economic center of the Northern Province. Makeni is the fifth larget city in Sierra Leone by population. The city had a population of 126,059 in the 2015 census .The city lies approximately 137 kilometers (85 miles) east of Freetown. The city is home to the University of Makeni, the largest private university in Sierra Leone . Makeni is home to the St. Francis Secondary School, one of the most prominent secondary schools in Sierra Leone. Show Makenion the map
KabalaKabala is the capital and largest town of Koinadugu District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Kabala is one of the main towns in Northern Sierra Leone and is set in a rural landscape, surrounded by mountains. Kabala lies approximately 85 miles (137 km) north-east of Makeni, the largest city in the north, and approximately 200 miles (320 km) east of the capital Freetown. The population of Kabala was 14,108 in the 2004 census, and a current estimate of 40,074. The population of Kabala is predominantly Muslim, though there is a substantial Christianity following as well. Show Kabalaon the map
MagburakaMagburaka is the capital and largest city of Tonkolili District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Its population was 16,313 in the 2004 census. and a current estimate of 40,313 . It is located at around 8°43′1″N 11°56′36″W / 8.71694°N 11.94333°W, along the Rokel River. Magburaka lies just about 26 miles (42 km) drive south-west of Makeni, the economic center of Northern Sierra Leone and about 80 miles (135 km) drive east of the country's capital Freetown. Magburaka is a trade center and is one of the main cities in Northern Sierra Leone. Show Magburakaon the map
Cotton TreeThe Cotton Tree is a Ceiba pentandra, a historic symbol of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. According to legend, the \"Cotton Tree\" gained importance in 1792 when a group of former African American slaves, who had gained their freedom by fighting for the British during the American War of Independence, settled the site of modern Freetown. These Black Loyalist settlers, called \"Nova Scotians\" or \"Navatians\" in Sierra Leone, founded Freetown on March 11th 1792. Show Cotton Treeon the map
KamabaiKamabai is a small town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone, with a population of about 4000 within a 7 km radius (including the villages of Kagbumbo, Bonaia, Manlokoko, Kawere, Masasa, Makombon, Matunko, Mateli, Mabunko, Karim, Mankorokoro, Kamaron and Katanta). The town is about 26 miles (41 kilometers) northeast of Makeni. The town has several secondary schools, including the Kamabai secondary school, which is one of the largest secondary schools in Northern Sierra Leone, a government hospital and a nightclub. Show Kamabaion the map
Port LokoPort Loko is the capital and second largest town of Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The town had a population of 21,961 in the 2004 census and current estimate of 23,915. Port Loko lies approximately 45 miles east of Freetown. The area in and around Port Loko is a major bauxite mining and trade centre. The town lies on the main highway linking Freetown to Guinea's capital Conakry. The population of Port Loko is largely from the Temne ethnic group. The Temne language along with the Krio language are widely spoken in the town. Show Port Lokoon the map
GbintiGbinti is a rural town in Dibia chiefdom , Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The town is the chieftaincy seat of Dibia chiefdom. Gbinti lies about 20 miles from the district capital Port Loko and approximately 52 miles from Freetown. The inhabitant of Gbinti are largely from the Temne ethnic group. Many of the Temne people of Gbinti are partially of Temne and Fula descents. The Temne language is widely spoken in the town. Show Gbintion the map
YonibanaYonibana is a small rural town in Tonkolili District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. It is the centre of the Yoni Chiefdom The vast majority of its population are from the Temne ethnic group and the Temne language is widely spoken in the town. Yonibana lies approximately 28.2 miles to the district capital Magburaka and approximately 90 miles north-east of Freetown. The town is best known for being home to its dynamic Poro secret society. Yonibana is served by the Yonibana Secondary School, one of the oldest Secondary schools in Northern Sierra Leone, built in 1964. Show Yonibanaon the map
KambiaKambia also commonly known as Kambia Town is the capital and largest town of Kambia District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Kambia is a major trading town; and lies approximately 120 miles north-east of Freetown. The town had a population of 11,842 in the 2004 census, with a 2010 estimate being 12,471 and a current estimate of 40,000 . Kambia is a major trading route along the main highway linking Sierra Leone's capital Freetown to Conakry, the capital of Guinea. Show Kambiaon the map
LungiLungi is a small coastal town in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The town lies approximately 40 miles north of the district capital Port Loko and had a population of 4185 in the 2004 census with a recent population estimated at 8,091. Lungi is best known for being home to the Lungi International Airport, the international airport that serves Sierra Leone. The sea separates Lungi from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Some of the most luxurious hotels and restaurants in Sierra Leone are based in Lungi. Show Lungion the map
MasiakaMasiaka is a town in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The town is located 40 miles (65 km) from Freetown. It is one of the major towns in Northern Sierra Leone and is on the main highway linking Freetown to the Provinces . The population of Masiaka was 3,600 in the 2004 census, largely from the Temne ethnic group. Show Masiakaon the map
MatotokaMatotoka is a town in Tane Chiefdom, Tonkolili District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Matotoka lies approximately 165 miles east of Freetown, on the highway linking Makeni to Kono District, and marks the point where the highway deteriorates to a rough track for the last 74 miles to Koidutown-Sefadu. There are plans to improve this road with the help of a large grant from the African Development Bank. A loan has been signed for the work as far as Yiye (a waterway at 8° 31' 00\" N; 11° 21' 00\" W). Show Matotokaon the map
KamakwieKamakwie is a small town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The population of the town was over 8,098 in 2006 estimate . The population of Kamakwie is predominantly from the Limba, Temne, and Loko ethnic groups. Kamakwie was a scene of heavy fighting between Nigerian-lead Ecomog troops and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF); up to 15 people were killed, 90 houses were burned down, and several people had their arms or legs amputated apparently in attacks by the RUF. Show Kamakwieon the map
GbendembuGbendembu is the chiefdom seat town in the Gbendembu Ngowahun Chiefdom (an amalgamated Chiefdom), in the Bombali District, Northern Province of Sierra Leone. It is located about 30 miles north west of Makeni, Sierra Leone's Northern provincial city. Gbendembu is a multicultural settlement with significant number of Loko, Temne, Fula and Mandingo. The natives of Gbendembu are the Loko community, the fifth largest ethnic group in Sierra Leone, who are believed to have originated from Liberia. Show Gbendembuon the map
BumbunaBumbuna is a town in the central of Tonkolili District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The town lies about 30 miles from the district capital of Magburaka and approximately 124 miles (by road) northeast of Freetown. The areas in and around Bumbuna is extremely rich in iron ore and is home to Bumbuna Dam, the largest hydroelectric power station in the country. The population of Bumbuna was 4,051 in the 2004 census, and is made up of many different ethnic groups. Show Bumbunaon the map
LunsarLunsar is a town in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. It is the largest town in Port Loko District by population. As of 2004, the population of Lunsar was estimated at 36,108 . The town is one of the main commercial and business hub in the North of Sierra Leone. Lunsar lies approximately 60 miles east of Freetown and about 20 miles to the district capital of Port Loko. The inhabitants of Lunsar are largely from the Temne ethnic group. Show Lunsaron the map
BinkoloBinkolo is a rural town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Binkolo is home to an estimated 13,867 residents (2004 census). The majority of the population are from the Limba ethnic group. The town is the birthplace of Sierra Loene's second President, Joseph Saidu Momoh. Show Binkoloon the map
FalabaFalaba 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. Show Falabaon the map
MasongbonMasongbon (Masungbo, Musumbu) is a small town and seat of the chiefdom of Makari Gbanti in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Show Masongbonon the map
AlikaliaAlikalia is a small town in Koinadugu District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. As of 2009 it had an estimated population of 3,254. Show Alikaliaon the map
RokuprRokupr is a small town in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. As of 2013 it had an estimated population of 12,744. Show Rokupron the map
KamarankaKamaranka is a small town and seat of the chiefdom of Gbanti Kamaranka in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Show Kamarankaon the map
MateboiMateboi is a small town and seat of the chiefdom of Sanda Tenraren in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Show Mateboion the map
MapakiMapaki is a small town and seat of the chiefdom of Paki Massabong in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Show Mapakion the map
BatkanuBatkanu is a village and seat of the chiefdom of Libeisaygahun in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Show Batkanuon the map
Barlo WharfBallo Wharf, commonly known as Ballowharf, is a community in Northern Province, Sierra Leone, north of the capital Freetown. Show Barlo Wharfon the map
FintoniaFintonia is a village and seat of the chiefdom of Tambakha in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Show Fintoniaon the map
MarampaMarampa Mines is the site of an hematite iron ore mine based in the town of Lunsar, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone. Show Marampaon the map
KasafoniKasafoni is a town in northeastern Sierra Leone in the mountainous area near the Guinea border. Show Kasafonion the map
PepelPepel is a coastal town in the Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Show Pepelon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Northern Province
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Makeni TownMakeniis the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The city is the capital of Bombali District, and is the economic center of the Northern Province. Makeni is the fifth larget city in Sierra Leone by population. The city had a population of 126,059 in the 2015 census .The city lies approximately 137 kilometers (85 miles) east of Freetown. The city is home to the University of Makeni, the largest private university in Sierra Leone . Makeni is home to the St. Francis Secondary School, one of the most prominent secondary schools in Sierra Leone.Show on map
Northern ProvinceThe Northern Province (commonly referred to as Northern Sierra Leone or simply the North) is one of the four provincial divisions of Sierra Leone. It is located in the Northern geographic region of Sierra Leone. It comprises the following five Districts: Bombali, Port Loko, Kambia, Koinadugu and Tonkolili. The Northern Province covers an area of 35,936 km2 (13,875 sq mi) with a population of 2,502,865, based on the 2015 Sierra Leone national census . Its administrative and economic center is Makeni. The North borders the Western Area to the West, the Republic of Guinea to the north-east, the Eastern Province and Southern Province to the south-east.Show on map
Bombali DistrictBombali 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. Other major towns in Bombali District include Kamakwie, Kamabai, Karina and Binkolo.Show on map
Koinadugu DistrictKoinadugu 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; and has a total area of 12,121 km2 (4,680 sq mi). Koinadugu District is subdivided into eleven chiefdoms.Show on map
Tonkolili DistrictTonkolili 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. The district occupies a total area of 7,003 km2 (2,704 sq mi) and comprises eleven chiefdoms.Show on map
Port Loko DistrictPort 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. 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.Show on map
Kambia DistrictKambia 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.Show on map
Makari GbantiMakari Gbanti is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Officially, the principal town now lies at Masongbon. However, the village of Panlap is also considered the headquarters. The historical centre was Makari. As of 2004, the chiefdom had a population of 41,186. Sylvanus Koroma, father of President Ernest Bai Koroma, came from the village of Yoni in Makari Gbanti.Show on map
DiangDiang is a chiefdom in Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone with a population of 19,700. Its principal town is Kondembaia. Lake Sonfon is located in the chiefdom an inland mountain lake of religious and cultural significance.Show on map
Gbendembu Ngowahun ChiefdomGbendembu Ngowahun is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal towns are Gbendembu and Kalangba. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 29,971.Show on map
Magbaimba Ndorhahun ChiefdomMagbaiamba Ndowahun is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Kagbere. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 8,655.Show on map
Gbanti KamarankaGbanti Kamaranka is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Kamaranka. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 26,126.Show on map
Bombali SheboraBombali Shebora is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Makeni. As of 2015 the chiefdom has a population of 36,407.Show on map
Sanda Tendaren ChiefdomSanda Tenraren is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Mateboi. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 18,840.Show on map
Safroko Limba ChiefdomSafroko Limba is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Binkolo. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 21,199.Show on map
Paki Masabong ChiefdomPaki Massabong is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Mapaki. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 17,320.Show on map
Libeisaygahun ChiefdomLibeisaygahun is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Batkanu. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 13,355.Show on map
Sella LimbaSella Limba is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Kamakwie. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 52,579.Show on map
Sanda LokoSanda Loko is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Kamalo. As of 2004, the chiefdom has a population of 27,667.Show on map
TambakhaTambakha is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The principal town lies at Fintonia. As of 2004 the chiefdom has a population of 17,675.Show on map
Wara Wara Bafodia ChiefdomWara-Wara Bafodea is a chiefdom in Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone with a population of 25,713. Its principal town is Bafodea.Show on map
Dembelia SinkuniaDembelia Sikunia is a chiefdom in Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone with a population of 14,552. Its principal town is Sikunia.Show on map
Gbinle DixingGbinle Dixing is a chiefdom in Kambia District of Sierra Leone with a population of 19,569. Its principal town is Tawaya.Show on map
SengbeSengbe is a chiefdom in Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone with a population of 22,458. Its principal town is Yogomaia.Show on map
Tonko LimbaTonko Limba is a chiefdom in Kambia District of Sierra Leone with a population of 39,106. Its principal town is Madina.Show on map
MasungbalaMasungbala is a chiefdom in Kambia District of Sierra Leone with a population of 28,502. Its principal town is Kawulia.Show on map
KasunkoKasunko is a chiefdom in Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone with a population of 20,357. Its principal town is Fadugu.Show on map
Sulima ChiefdomSulima is a chiefdom in Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone with a population of 20,062. Its principal town is Falaba.Show on map
MongoMongo is a chiefdom in Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone with a population of 29,294. Its principal town is Bendugu.Show on map
NieniNieni is a chiefdom in Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone with a population of 39,107. Its principal town is Yiffin.Show on map
MagbemaMagbema is a chiefdom in Kambia District of Sierra Leone with a population of 67,211. Its principal town is Kambia.Show on map
Bramaia ChiefdomBriama is a chiefdom in Kambia District of Sierra Leone with a population of 29,392. Its principal town is Kukuna.Show on map
SamuSamu is a chiefdom in Kambia District of Sierra Leone with a population of 56,857. Its principal town is Kychum.Show on map
Kaffu BullomKaffu Bullom Chiefdom is an administrative area located in Port Loko District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone.Show on map
Different buildings in Northern Province
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Bumbuna DamThe Bumbuna Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Seli River near Bumbuna in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a 50 megawatts (67,000 hp) power station. The site for the dam at Bumbuna Falls was first identified in 1971 and further studied in 1980. After funding was available, construction began in 1992. Works halted in 1997 due to the Sierra Leone Civil War and were not able to restart until 2002. On 17 July 2009, the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, inaugurated the dam and power station. A third of the dam's US$327 million cost was supplied by the African Development Bank. Another phase of the project is planned, for a 110 megawatts (150,000 hp) power station.Show on map
Freetown-Lungi International AirportFreetown International Airport (IATA: FNA, ICAO: GFLL) (officially), locally known as Lungi International Airport, is an international airport located in the coastal town of Lungi, Sierra Leone. It is the only international airport in Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leone River separates Lungi International Airport from Freetown, the nation's capital city. The airport is operated by the Sierra Leone Airports Authority. The ferry is the cheapest, and the most common way of traveling from Lungi to Freetown for most Sierra Leoneans. The ferry takes about an hour journey on sea from Lungi to Freetown.Show on map
Kabala AirportKabala Airport (IATA: KBA, ICAO: GFKB) is a general aviation municipal airport and heliport located in Kabala, Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leone Transportation Authority is in the process of expanding the airport to include a landing strip and other facilities. This will allow non-commercial and small planes to use the airport and will facilitate travel throughout the Province.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Northern Province
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Lake SonfonLake Sonfon, also known as Lake Confon, is a fresh water mountain lake in Diang, Sierra Leone of religious and cultural significance. The nearest towns are Kabala that is 60 km to the north and Benugu that is 40 km to the south. It is located in the hills of the Sula Mountains at an altitude of 549 m (1,801 ft) above sea level. Sonfon drains from its southern end, which forms the start of the Pampana River, and is fed by seven small streams with its water level varying considerably during the year. The Lake has a maximum depth of 8 m (26 ft) and with an area of 8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi) is Sierra Leone's largest inland lake.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Northern Province
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Bunce IslandBunce Island (also spelled \"Bence,\" \"Bense,\" or \"Bance\" at different periods) is an island in the Sierra Leone River. It is situated in Freetown Harbour, the estuary of the Rokel River and Port Loko Creek, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) upriver from Sierra Leone's capital city Freetown. The island measures about 1,650 feet (502.9 metres) by 350 feet (106.7 metres) and houses a castle that was built by a British slave-trading company in c.1670. Tens of thousands of Africans were shipped from here to the North American colonies of South Carolina and Georgia to be forced into slavery, and are the ancestors of many African Americans of the United States.Show on map
Loma MansaMount Bintumani (also known as Loma Mansa) is the highest peak in Sierra Leone and the Loma Mountains, at 1,945 metres (6,381 ft). It lies in the Loma Mountains and its lower slopes are covered in rainforests, home to a wide variety of animals. These include pygmy hippopotamuses, dwarf crocodiles, rufous fishing-owls and numerous primates.Show on map
Loma MountainsThe Loma Mountains are the highest mountain range in Sierra Leone. The highest peak is Mount Bintumani which rises to a height of 1,945 metres (6,381 ft). The area has been designated a non-hunting forest reserve since 1952. The reserve covers an area of 33,201 hectares.Show on map
Tagrin PointTagrin Point is the proposed location of a deep water port to replace the older and shallower port of Port Pepel in Sierra Leone. It would be connected to existing and new iron ore mined by an upgraded railway line converted to standard gauge.Show on map