Daru, Sierra Leone

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Daru is located in Sierra Leone
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 07°59′31″N 10°50′26″W / 7.99194°N 10.84056°W / 7.99194; -10.84056Coordinates: 07°59′31″N 10°50′26″W / 7.99194°N 10.84056°W / 7.99194; -10.84056
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Province Eastern Province
District Kailahun
Chiefdom Jawei
 • Total 5,958 [1]
Time zone GMT (UTC-5)

Daru[1] is small town in Kailahun District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone with a population of 5,958 (2010 estimate)[2] Daru lies approximately 25 miles ( (40 kilometers) to Kenema[2]

Daru is home to one of the largest military baracks in Sierra Leone. The vast majority of the people in the town are from the Mende ethnic group.

Steady Bongo, one of the most popular Sierra Leonean musicians, was born and raised in Daru.


Daru was formerly the terminus of a now closed railway line from the capital.

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