Subdivisions of Sierra Leone
The subdivisions of Sierra Leone are as follows:
- First level:
- 3 provinces of Sierra Leone
- 1 area
- Second level:
- Third level:
Sierra Leone is divided into provinces, districts, and chiefdoms.
The provinces of Sierra Leone are divided into 14 districts. 12 are rural, with the capital Freetown divided into 2 districts. One traditional leader from each district occupies a seat in Sierra Leone's parliament.
Chiefs have the power to "raise taxes, control the judicial system, and allocate land, the most important resource in rural areas."
- Tristan Reed and James A. Robinson, The Chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, Scholar, Harvard University, 15 July 2013, Document available online, accessed 30 April 2014
- Daron Acemoglu, Tristan Reed. and James A. Robinson. "Chiefs: Economic Development and Elite Control of Civil Society in Sierra Leone", Stanford University, 29 August 2013, accessed 30 April 2014