Location of Pujehun District in Sierra Leone
|• Type||District Council|
|• Council Chairman||Sadiq Sillah (SLPP)|
|• Total||4,105 km2 (1,585 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 estimate)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC-5)|
Pujehun District is a district in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital is the town of Pujehun . The other major towns in the district include Gandorhun, Zimmi, Gendema, Masam, Bomi and Potoru. As of 2010, the district has an estimated population of 292,543. The population of Pujehun District is largely from the Mende ethnic group; and the district is predominantly muslim.
The district of Pujehun borders the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest, the Republic of Liberia to the southeast, Kenema District to the northeast, Bo District to the north and Bonthe District to the west. It occupies a total space of 4,105 km² and comprises twelve chiefdoms.
Pujehun District is located at the southeast corner of Sierra Leone bordering Atlantic Ocean in the southwest and the Liberia to the southeast. The climate is tropical with a wet and dry seasons. At the 2004 census the population of Pujehun district was 234,234 the estimated population in 2010 was 276,970. The district has one of the lowest population densities of Sierra Leone, with most people living in villages of less than 2000 residents.
Pejehun district currently has nine Representatives in the Sierra Leonean Parliament, of which eight members were elected to a 5-year term. Below are Pejehun district Representatives in the Parliament:
- Brima Victor Sidi Kebbie - Paramount Chief of Pejehun district
- Ansumana Jaia Kaikai (SLPP)
- Mana Kpaka (SLPP)
- Mary Mansaray (SLPP)
- Sidie Tunis (SLPP)
- Lawrence Mohamed Kamara (SLPP)
- Momoh Koya (SLPP)
- John Kallon (SLPP)
- Siaka Magona (SLPP)
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