Districts of Sierra Leone

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The provinces of Sierra Leone are divided into 14 districts. The Western Area is divided into two districts. Sierra Leone's capital Freetown is located in the Western Area of the country and its makes up the Western Area Urban District. One traditional leader from each district occupies a seat in Sierra Leone's parliament. Each one of Sierra Leone's fourteen administrative districts (with the exception of the Western Area Urban District) is governed by a directly elected district council headed by a council chairman. The national capital Freetown, which makes up the Western Area Urban District, is governed by a directly elected city council headed by a mayor.

The districts are further divided into a total of 149 chiefdoms, whose elected leaders provided most of local government from 1896 to 2004, when they were supplemented by elected local councils.

District Province Capital Area
(2004 census)
Kailahun Eastern Kailahun 3,859 358,190
Kenema Eastern Kenema 6,053 497,948
Kono Eastern Sefadu 5,641 335,401
Bombali Northern Makeni 7,895 408,390
Kambia Northern Kambia 3,108 270,462
Koinadugu Northern Kabala 12,121 265,758
Port Loko Northern Port Loko 5,719 453,746
Tonkolili Northern Magburaka 7,003 347,197
Bo Southern Bo 5,219 463,668
Bonthe Southern Bonthe 3,468 139,687
Moyamba Southern Moyamba 6,902 260,910
Pujehun Southern Pujehun 4,105 228,392
Western Rural Western Waterloo 544 174,249
Western Urban Western Freetown 13 772,873

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