Samuel Town, Sierra Leone

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Samuel Town, Sierra Leone
Samuel Town, Sierra Leone is located in Sierra Leone
Samuel Town, Sierra Leone
Samuel Town, Sierra Leone
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 8°20′N 13°04′W / 8.333°N 13.067°W / 8.333; -13.067
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Region Western Area
District Western Area Rural District
Time zone GMT (UTC-5)

Samuel Town is a village in the Western Area Rural District of Sierra Leone. The major industry in the town is farming[1]. Samuel Town lies about five miles from the Rural District main city of Waterloo and approximately 20 miles outside Freetown.

Demographics[edit]

The Mende people are the principal inhabitant of Samuel Town and they also make up the vast majority of the population in the town. The Limba and Krio are the largest minorities that reside in the town.

History[edit]

Samuel Town was originally known as Samai Town,[1] named after its founder, a great Mende warrior from the south of Sierra Leone, named Pa Samai. Pa Samai is believed to have fought in the Boma War and the First World War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samuel Town, Sierra Leone". Retrieved February 21, 2013.