Pendembu, Sierra Leone
|Pendembu, Sierra Leone|
A secondary school class in Pendembu
|Elevation||518 ft (157 m)|
|• Total||20,502 |
|Time zone||UTC (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC)|
Pendembu is a town in Kailahun District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. The town population was 7,243 at the 2004 census. and a recent estimate of 20,502  . Pendembu lies approximately 36 miles from Kenema and about 235 east of Freetown. Pendembu is a trade center and is one of the main towns in Eastern Sierra Leone.
The vast majority of Pendembu's population are from the Mende ethnic group. The most widely spoken languages are Mende and Krio. The town is the birthplace of former President of Sierra Leone Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.
There are a number of other towns with similar names.
- Sesay, Ibrahim Mohamed; Karama, Andrew A.; Ngobeh, Jinnah J. (November 2006), 2004 Population and Housing Census:Analytical Report on Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone (PDF), Sierra Leone: Statistics Sierra Leone, p. 73, retrieved 2008-07-25
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