Western Area Urban District

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Western Area Urban District
Location of Western Area Urban District in Sierra Leone
Location of Western Area Urban District in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 8°29′N 13°14′W / 8.483°N 13.233°W / 8.483; -13.233Coordinates: 8°29′N 13°14′W / 8.483°N 13.233°W / 8.483; -13.233
Country Sierra Leone
Province Western Area
Capital Freetown
Largest city Freetown
Government
 • Mayor Winstanley Bankole Johnson
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,273,022
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC-5)

The Western Area Urban District is one of the 14 Districts of Sierra Leone. It is by far the most populous district in the country with a population of 1,273,022 and is located in the Western Area of the country. The Western Area Urban District comprises Freetown, the national capital. The District is divided into several constituencies and wards within the city of Freetown.

The Western Area Urban District is the wealthiest District in Sierra Leone, having the largest economy, financial and cultural center, as well as the seat of the country's central government.

Cities in the Western Area Urban district[edit]