Bumpe

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Bumpe
Bumpe is located in Sierra Leone
Bumpe
Bumpe
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 7°53′31″N 11°54′09″W / 7.89194°N 11.90250°W / 7.89194; -11.90250Coordinates: 7°53′31″N 11°54′09″W / 7.89194°N 11.90250°W / 7.89194; -11.90250
Country  Sierra Leone
Province Southern Province
District Bo District
Population (2013)
 • Total 16,123
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Bumpe is a small town in Bo District in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. As of 2013 it had an estimated population of 16,123.[1] The town is located south-west of Bo.

The town is also known as Bompeh, and both names are applied to a local river. Sir Samuel Rowe, the British Colonial Governor, visited the area in 1880. [2]

Pan Pacific Investments Corporation (SL) Limited has a license to mine for diamonds in Bompeh.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bumpeh". World Gazetteer. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Three maps, comprising four items (of territory now in SierraLeone)". The National Archive (UK). 
  3. ^ "Industrial Mining Activity in Sierra leone". Ministry of Mines & Mineral Resources, Sierra Leone.