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Sierra Leone: Administrative Division

Contents: Districts and Chiefdoms

The population of the districts and chiefdoms of Sierra Leone by census years.

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
2004-12-04
Population
Census
2015-12-04
Population
Census
2021-12-09
BoDistrict463,668575,478756,975
BadjiaChiefdom7,6988,13510,818
BagboChiefdom24,83425,88429,042
BagbweChiefdom10,90420,92615,976
BoCity149,957174,369223,075
BoamaChiefdom50,93745,83555,507
BongorChiefdom...16,30520,268
Bumpe NgaoChiefdom35,64244,27954,364
GboChiefdom5,0505,4036,386
JaiamaChiefdom...14,99322,372
KakuaChiefdom29,77051,07496,658
KomboyaChiefdom15,61615,62317,503
LugbuChiefdom23,63925,45337,157
Niawa LengaChiefdom11,10913,95516,368
SelengaChiefdom5,4129,1756,519
TikonkoChiefdom39,39953,20692,074
ValuniaChiefdom17,74135,55837,000
WondeChiefdom9,89315,30515,888
BombaliDistrict270,923422,960387,236
BiriwaChiefdom28,17547,30540,787
Bombali SheboraChiefdom...28,97932,065
Bombali SiariChiefdom...7,4348,820
GbantiChiefdom...42,13054,295
GbendembuChiefdom...18,45217,424
KamarankaChiefdom...11,85211,493
Magbaimba NdorwahunChiefdom8,65512,6889,692
MakariChiefdom...39,21542,803
MakeniCity82,840125,97085,116
MaraChiefdom...17,45111,795
N'gowahunChiefdom...20,34821,139
Paki MasabongChiefdom17,32019,88022,414
Safroko LimbaChiefdom21,19931,25629,393
BontheDistrict139,687200,781297,561
Bendu-ChaChiefdom4,6807,1686,901
Bonthe UrbanTown9,74010,07512,376
BumChiefdom18,82724,33934,793
DemaChiefdom5,3017,41114,246
ImperriChiefdom17,57633,39455,428
JongChiefdom28,49533,81658,265
Kpanda KemoChiefdom7,66110,43814,574
Kwamebai KrimChiefdom7,71514,28914,748
Nongoba BullomChiefdom13,61720,06028,578
SittiaChiefdom13,44921,34730,917
SogbeniChiefdom7,85310,86316,964
YawbekoChiefdom4,7737,5819,771
FalabaDistrict130,753205,353166,205
DelemanduguChiefdom...21,01316,189
DembeliaChiefdom...10,22811,822
Dembelia-SinkuniaChiefdom13,92121,44915,645
FolosabaChiefdom...10,6916,550
Kamadu YiraiaChiefdom...13,23011,870
KebeliaChiefdom...8,9726,954
Kulor SaraduChiefdom...12,3759,522
MongoChiefdom...15,52111,643
MorifinduguChiefdom...11,30213,165
NeyaChiefdom...25,23917,960
NyeduChiefdom...5,0906,716
SulimaChiefdom...26,66722,890
Wollay BarawaChiefdom...23,57615,279
KailahunDistrict358,190526,379550,435
DeaChiefdom9,87613,41416,492
JahnChiefdom...10,2579,759
JawieChiefdom42,63950,95151,288
Kissi KamaChiefdom12,97220,42121,487
Kissi TengChiefdom30,45545,14924,743
Kissi TongiChiefdom33,45750,95035,917
Kpeje BongreChiefdom12,70025,16921,182
Kpeje WestChiefdom13,01027,54428,188
LuawaChiefdom65,50081,044113,897
MalemaChiefdom23,29837,09537,763
ManduChiefdom19,70830,98432,642
NjaluahunChiefdom...50,95953,541
PenguiaChiefdom12,51826,27230,703
Upper BambaraChiefdom28,43826,84851,900
YaweiChiefdom16,13529,32220,933
KambiaDistrict270,462345,474367,699
BramaiaChiefdom...23,06537,132
DixonChiefdom...7,9908,277
GbinleChiefdom...15,44318,290
KhonimakaChiefdom...13,69918,896
MagbemaChiefdom67,21192,16598,990
MamboloChiefdom33,82537,95242,649
MasungbalaChiefdom...15,67919,298
Munu ThallaChiefdom...16,11815,044
SamuChiefdom56,85764,79067,609
Tonko LimbaChiefdom39,10658,57341,514
KareneDistrict210,884285,546290,313
BuyaChiefdom...13,17414,378
DibiaChiefdom15,07715,51924,059
GbantiChiefdom...16,63919,789
Libeisaygahun/GbombahunChiefdom...11,77013,510
Mafonda MakerembayChiefdom...4,4296,560
RomendeChiefdom...21,10727,860
SafrokoChiefdom...10,9809,158
Sanda LokoChiefdom27,66745,07524,862
Sanda MagbolontorChiefdom15,08823,73127,862
Sanda TendaranChiefdom18,84026,22829,782
Sella LimbaChiefdom52,57958,40158,066
Tambakha SimibungieChiefdom...14,0309,805
Tambakha YobangieChiefdom...24,46324,622
KenemaDistrict497,948609,891772,472
DamaChiefdom26,15730,75137,994
DodoChiefdom14,19422,85821,143
GauraChiefdom17,36118,21734,704
Gorama MendeChiefdom32,53943,35948,332
Kandu LeppiamaChiefdom21,74318,22922,722
KenemaCity128,402200,443255,110
KoyaChiefdom10,18413,48219,338
LangramaChiefdom4,3563,5844,474
Lower BambaraChiefdom78,38976,28191,477
MalegohunChiefdom12,22420,54419,519
NiawaChiefdom8,4967,81512,827
NomoChiefdom4,1055,4919,351
NongowaChiefdom51,48645,56267,567
SimbaruChiefdom18,37517,39722,868
Small BoChiefdom31,19329,49841,744
TunkiaChiefdom21,33036,05441,320
WandorChiefdom17,41420,32621,982
KoinaduguDistrict135,005204,019206,133
DiangChiefdom19,70029,06332,480
Gbonkobon KayakaChiefdom...7,7288,005
KalianChiefdom...22,26718,669
KamukehChiefdom...12,18710,764
Kasunko KakellianChiefdom...10,82417,299
NieniChiefdom...32,35629,336
SengbeChiefdom...24,78622,095
TamisoChiefdom...6,2447,157
Wara-Wara BafodiaChiefdom...22,41911,666
Wara-Wara YagalaChiefdom27,16836,14548,662
KonoDistrict335,401506,100620,703
FiamaChiefdom9,09115,45513,415
GbaneChiefdom14,81324,40428,043
Gbane KandorChiefdom4,16311,9039,488
GbenseChiefdom24,59915,86421,146
Gorama KonoChiefdom11,64318,29413,603
KamaraChiefdom12,53819,41219,110
KoiduCity80,025128,030196,418
LeiChiefdom16,45226,96628,939
MafindorChiefdom6,80113,70310,314
NimikoroChiefdom44,29561,22580,475
NimiyamaChiefdom26,14028,16842,657
SandorChiefdom49,97189,87994,515
SoaChiefdom21,24939,25041,214
TankoroChiefdom11,0148,50117,268
ToliChiefdom2,6075,0464,098
MoyambaDistrict260,910318,588346,771
BagruwaChiefdom18,98927,62328,311
BumpehChiefdom32,36337,44538,740
DasseChiefdom10,87913,21713,451
FakunyaChiefdom22,32727,64626,948
KagboroChiefdom31,15034,86239,341
KaiyambaChiefdom21,66925,74928,636
KamajeiChiefdom8,54910,16511,289
KongboraChiefdom11,33110,32811,866
KoriChiefdom29,04330,51433,895
KowaChiefdom7,0829,75210,207
Lower BantaChiefdom25,95437,31745,837
RibbiChiefdom25,16333,16532,690
TimdaleChiefdom8,19210,29213,468
Upper BantaChiefdom8,21910,51312,092
Port LokoDistrict388,236530,865528,038
Bakeh LokoChiefdom...7,7735,771
BurehChiefdom...15,66617,554
Kaffu BullomChiefdom69,637120,490107,402
KamasondoChiefdom...29,98335,035
KassehChiefdom...14,51111,443
KoyaChiefdom63,61485,17786,543
Loko MasamaChiefdom...48,29360,268
MacontehChiefdom...10,00211,336
MaforkiChiefdom...35,95439,133
MakamaChiefdom...9,5149,339
MarampaChiefdom36,10859,32357,137
MasimeraChiefdom32,84540,84337,595
Port LokoCity...43,03740,804
ThainkatopaChiefdom...10,2998,678
PujehunDistrict228,392346,461429,574
BarriChiefdom32,24536,90550,742
GallinessChiefdom...31,38128,640
KabondeChiefdom...3,5695,885
KpakaChiefdom12,82716,46817,621
MakpeleChiefdom21,95531,08061,613
MalenChiefdom22,09049,26342,654
Mano SakrimChiefdom7,53612,89315,073
PangaChiefdom...45,77144,325
Panga KrimChiefdom6,6518,9696,737
PejehChiefdom10,33413,60015,624
PerriChiefdom...23,31020,886
Soro GbemaChiefdom31,97742,29276,934
SowaChiefdom15,40217,13627,308
Yakemu KpukumuChiefdom7,03313,82415,532
TonkoliliDistrict339,290513,984557,257
DansogoiaChiefdom...24,45424,720
Gbonkolenkeni/MasankongChiefdom...17,09010,719
KafeChiefdom...8,68510,155
KalanthubaChiefdom...11,4109,279
Kholifa MabangChiefdom12,46016,66616,303
Kholifa Mamuntha/MayossoChiefdom...15,10614,270
Kholifa RowalaChiefdom...51,02263,474
Kunike BarinaChiefdom13,41125,24521,866
Kunike FolawusuChiefdom...23,54422,496
Kunike SandaChiefdom...50,87153,324
MalalChiefdom...13,50212,029
MayeppohChiefdom...18,72616,881
PoliChiefdom...8,1505,815
SambayaChiefdom22,72831,99351,741
SimiriaChiefdom...27,98526,709
TaneChiefdom22,24233,28544,558
YeleChiefdom...23,73921,327
Yoni MabantaChiefdom...33,30136,390
Yoni MamailaChiefdom...79,21095,201
Western Area RuralDistrict174,249444,270662,156
Koya RuralWard22,99670,423125,866
Mountain RuralWard9,92530,48851,889
Waterloo RuralWard77,791213,778314,382
York RuralWard63,537129,581170,019
Western Area UrbanDistrict772,8731,055,964609,174
Central IWard50,27162,49930,807
Central IIWard20,13521,4139,943
East IWard55,16661,24430,567
East IIWard79,93489,53042,201
East IIIWard316,409448,572286,198
West IWard46,31953,98127,244
West IIWard91,345130,14968,313
West IIIWard113,294188,576113,901
Sierra LeoneRepublic4,976,8717,092,1137,548,702

Source: Statistics Sierra Leone (web).

Explanation: Boundaries of districts and chiefdoms according to the administrative reorganization of 2017. The reasons for the significant differences between the 2015 and 2021 figures are unclear. Area figures are derived from geospatial data.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2021)
males3,727,747
females3,820,955