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Sierra Leone Cities by Population


78 cities shown of 78 total Sierra Leone cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Freetown 802,639
2. Bo 174,354
3. Kenema 143,137
4. Makeni 87,679
5. Koidu 87,539
6. Lunsar 22,461
7. Port Loko 21,308
8. Waterloo 19,750
9. Kabala 17,948
10. Magburaka 14,915
11. Kailahun 14,085
12. Freetown 13,768
13. Bumpe 13,580
14. Rokupr 12,504
15. Kambia 11,520
16. Yengema 11,221
17. Gandorhun 10,678
18. Bonthe 9,647
19. Pendembu 8,780
20. Blama 8,146
21. Kamakwie 8,098
22. Panguma 7,965
23. Pujehun 7,926
24. Kukuna 7,676
25. Barma 7,529
26. Boajibu 7,384
27. Bunumbu 7,355
28. Sumbuya 7,074
29. Moyamba 6,700
30. Mambolo 6,624
31. Tombodu 5,985
32. Daru 5,958
33. Foindu 5,868
34. Masingbi 5,644
35. Motema 5,474
36. Bomi 5,463
37. Tintafor 5,460
38. Bwedu 5,412
39. Mamboma 5,201
40. Kassiri 5,161
41. Hastings 5,121
42. Hangha 5,007
43. Potoru 4,937
44. Rotifunk 4,858
45. Zimmi 4,796
46. Koribundu 4,617
47. Pepel 4,462
48. Serabu 4,261
49. Manowa 4,214
50. Gbewebu 4,122
51. Gorahun 4,089
52. Tombu 4,005
53. Baiima 3,771
54. Wima 3,691
55. Masoyila 3,658
56. Yonibana 3,589
57. Makali 3,550
58. Tefea 3,544
59. Tongole 3,492
60. Sawkta 3,452
61. Mobai 3,441
62. Lago 3,441
63. Loma 3,435
64. Giehun 3,350
65. Mange 3,339
66. Bumbuna 3,222
67. Masaka 3,219
68. Bindi 3,188
69. Alikalia 3,138
70. Jojoima 3,136
71. Konakridee 3,104
72. Gberia Fotombu 3,034
73. Mogbwemo 2,900
74. Ngiehun 2,845
75. Peyima 2,705
76. Simbakoro 2,514
77. Seidu 2,243
78. Kayima 1,881





Sierra Leone History

Archaeological finds show that Sierra Leone has been inhabited continuously for at least 2,500 years, populated by successive movements from other parts of Africa. The use of iron was introduced to Sierra Leone by the 9th century, and by AD 1000 agriculture was being practiced by coastal tribes. Sierra Leone's dense tropical rainforest largely protected it from the influence of any precolonial African empires and from further Islamic colonization, which were unable to penetrate through it until the 18th century.

European contacts with Sierra Leone were among the first in West Africa. In 1462, Portuguese explorer Pedro da Cintra mapped the hills surrounding what is now Freetown Harbour, naming shaped formation Serra de Leo. Its Italian rendering is Sierra Leone, which became the country's name. Soon after Portuguese traders arrived at the harbour and by 1495 a fort that acted as a trading post had been built. The Portuguese were joined by the Dutch and French; all of them using Sierra Leone as a trading point for slaves. In 1562 the English joined the trade in human beings when Sir John Hawkins enslaved 300 people 'by the sword and partly by other means'.

In 1787, a plan was implemented to settle some of London's Black Poor in Sierra Leone in what was called the Province of Freedom"". A number of Black Poor and White women arrived off the coast of Sierra Leone on May 15, 1787, accompanied by some English tradesmen. This was organized by the St. George's Bay Company, composed of British philanthropists who preferred it as a solution to continuing to financially support them in London. Many of the Black poor were African Americans, who had been promised their freedom for joining the British Army during the American Revolution, but also included other African and Asian inhabitants of London."







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