Sewafe

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Sewafe, Kono District
Sewafe, Kono District is located in Sierra Leone
Sewafe, Kono District
Sewafe, Kono District
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 8°37′N 11°10′W / 8.617°N 11.167°W / 8.617; -11.167Coordinates: 8°37′N 11°10′W / 8.617°N 11.167°W / 8.617; -11.167
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Province Eastern Province
District Kono District
Population ((2009 estimate))
 • Total 5,249 [1]
Time zone GMT (UTC-5)

Sewafe is a diamond-mining town in Kono District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. The town is 30 miles west of Koidu Town (the largest city in Kono District) and about 220 miles east of Freetown. The town of Sewafe currently has a population of 5,249 (2009 estimate) [2]. The town has a government hospital and two police station run by the Sierra Leone Police Force. The city lies on the highway linking Koidu Town to Kenema.

Ethnicity[edit]

The population of Sewafe is almost entirely from the Kono ethnic group. Both the Kono language and the Krio language are widely spoken.

Education[edit]

The town has four primary schools, and two secondary schools, a police station. Like in all part of Sierra Leone, primary education in the town is free and compulsory.