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Pepel is located in Sierra Leone
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 8°35′N 13°04′W / 8.583°N 13.067°W / 8.583; -13.067
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
province Northern Province
District Port Loko District
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (GMT)

Pepel is a coastal town in the Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.


Pepel has a port in the Sierra Leone River used for shipping bulk iron ore via the mining company African Minerals.[1]


Pepel is connected by a 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge 84 km long railway to an iron ore mine at Marampa.

It is proposed to introduce a more efficient balloon loop at the port.[2]

An extension of this line to a deeper port at Tagrin Point is also proposed.

See also


Coordinates: 08°34′54″N 13°03′46″W / 8.58167°N 13.06278°W / 8.58167; -13.06278