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Koindu, Kailahun District
Koindu is located in Sierra Leone
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 8°27′43″N 10°20′18″W / 8.46194°N 10.33833°W / 8.46194; -10.33833Coordinates: 8°27′43″N 10°20′18″W / 8.46194°N 10.33833°W / 8.46194; -10.33833
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Province Eastern Province
District Kailahun District
Chiefdom Kissi Teng
Time zone GMT (UTC-5)

Koindu[2] is a town in Kailahun District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Koindu should not be confused with Koidu, which is a major diamond mining town in Kono District[3] and market center.[4] The population of Koindu is estimated at 16,751. Koindu lies approximately 63 miles from Kenema and about 230 miles east of Freetown.

The population of Koindu is largely from the Kissi ethnic group.[5]


Students celebrate with traditional dancing in Koindu, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone The remains of a school in Koindu damaged during the Sierra Leone Civil War by RUF rebel forces

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Koindu (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ Hynes, Bridget. Children of the Borderlands: Young Soldiers in the Reproduction of Warfare. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Proquest. p. 179.  dissertation at Conflict Resolution Institute, University of Denver.
  4. ^ Trillo. Richard (2008). The Rough Guide to West Africa. London: Penguin. pp. 554–555. ISBN 978-1-4053-8070-6. 
  5. ^ Bah, M. Alpha (1998). Fulbe presence in Sierra Leone: a case history of twentieth-century migration and settlement among the Kissi of Koindu. New York: P. Lang. ISBN 978-0-8204-2180-3.