Daru, Sierra Leone

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Daru
Daru is located in Sierra Leone
Daru
Daru
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
CountryFlag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
ProvinceEastern Province
DistrictKailahun
ChiefdomJawei
Population
 • Total5,958 [1]
 2010
Time zoneUTC-5 (GMT)

Daru[1] is a 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 barracks 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.

Transport[edit]

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

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Daru (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ "Population of Daru".