Southern Province, Sierra Leone

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Southern Province
Location of Southern Province
Country Sierra Leone
Capital Bo
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,377,067
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)

The Southern Province is one of three provinces of Sierra Leone. It covers an area of 19,694 km² and has a population of 1,377,067 (2004 census). It consists of four districts (Bo, Bonthe, Moyamba, and Pujehun). Its capital and administrative center is Bo, which is also the second largest and second most populated city in Sierra Leone after the nation's capital Freetown. The population of the southern province is largely from the Mende ethnic group.

Districts[edit]

The province is divided into 4 districts.

Borders[edit]

Southern Province has the following borders:

To the south and west of Southern Province is the Atlantic Ocean.

Ecology[edit]

Sierra Leone's last remaining stand of rainforest is at Gola.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Manson, Katrina and Knight, James (2012). Sierra Leone (second ed.). Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England: Brandt. p. 259. ISBN 978-1-84162-412-9. 

Coordinates: 8°00′N 12°15′W / 8.000°N 12.250°W / 8.000; -12.250