Koinadugu District

Koinadugu District

Infobox City
official_name = Koinadugu District
nickname = |
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Capital
subdivision_type2 = Province
subdivision_name = Sierra Leone
subdivision_name1 = Kabala
subdivision_name2 = Northern Province
leader_title = Paramount Chief
leader_name = Alhaji Alimamy Mansaray
population_as_of = 2004 census
population_metro =
population_total = 265,765
timezone = Greenwich Mean Time
utc_offset = -5
website =

Koinadugu District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. It is the largest District in the country in geographical area. Koindadugu District's capital and largest city is Kabala, which is also one of the main cities in Northern Sierra Leone. The District of Koinadugu has an estimated population 265,765 has a total area of 12,121 km².

Koinadugu District comprises eleven chiefdoms. The District of Koinadugu borders Bombali and Tonkolili District to the north, Kono District to the east and the Republic of Guinea to north east.

Demographics

As of the 2004 census, the population of Koinadugu district was 265,758. Koinadugu District is one of the most ethnically diverse districts in Sierra Leone. The population of Koinadugu District is predominantly by the Temne, Mandingo, Fula and Limba and Kuranko ethnic groups.

Economy

Diamond mining is a major economic activity in the district, as well as agricultural production of rice, mango, cacao, and coconut.

Government

Koinadugu District currently has ten Representatives in the Sierra Leonean Parliament, of which nine members were elected to a 5-year term. Below are the district Representatives in Parliament:

External links

*http://www.daco-sl.org/encyclopedia/7_lib/7_2g_ku.htm
*http://www.statehouse-sl.org/member-parliament.html


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