Aberdeen, Sierra Leone

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Aberdeen, Sierra Leone
Aberdeen, Sierra Leone is located in Sierra Leone
Aberdeen, Sierra Leone
Aberdeen, Sierra Leone
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 8°30′N 13°17′W / 8.500°N 13.283°W / 8.500; -13.283
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Province Western Area
District Western Area Urban District

Aberdeen is a coastal neighborhood in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown. It is home to numerous up-scale restaurants, hotels, Lumley beach and other tourist facilities.[1]

History[edit]

Aberdeen was founded in 1829 provide accommodation for recaptives, liberated enslaved Africans, who had been brought to Freetown by the British Royal Navy West Africa Squadron.[2]:122

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Tourist Board website
  2. ^ Sanneh, Lamin (2009). Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa. Cammbrideg, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 8°30′N 13°17′W / 8.500°N 13.283°W / 8.500; -13.283