Koindu

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Koindu
Koindu, Kailahun District
Koindu is located in Sierra Leone
Koindu
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 8°27′43″N 10°20′18″W / 8.46194°N 10.33833°W / 8.46194; -10.33833Coordinates: 8°27′43″N 10°20′18″W / 8.46194°N 10.33833°W / 8.46194; -10.33833
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Province Eastern Province
District Kailahun District
Chiefdom Kissi Teng
Time zone GMT (UTC-5)

Koindu[1] is a town in Kailahun District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Koindu is a major diamond mining town[2] and market center.[3] The population of Koindu is estimated at 16,751. Koindu lies approximately 63 miles from Kenema and about 230 miles south-east of Freetown.

The population of Koindu is largely from the Kissi ethnic group.[4]

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Students celebrate with traditional dancing in Koindu, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone The remains of a school in Koindu damaged during the Sierra Leone Civil War by RUF rebel forces

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  1. ^ Koindu (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Hynes, Bridget. Children of the Borderlands: Young Soldiers in the Reproduction of Warfare. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Proquest. p. 179.  dissertation at Conflict Resolution Institute, University of Denver.
  3. ^ Trillo. Richard (2008). The Rough Guide to West Africa. London: Penguin. pp. 554–555. ISBN 978-1-4053-8070-6. 
  4. ^ Bah, M. Alpha (1998). Fulbe presence in Sierra Leone: a case history of twentieth-century migration and settlement among the Kissi of Koindu. New York: P. Lang. ISBN 978-0-8204-2180-3.