Southern Provinces


Sierra Leone’s Southern Province is another administrative region of the country. It is located in the southern part of Sierra Leone and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Eastern Province to the east, and the Northern Province to the north.

The Southern Province is composed of four districts: Bo, Bonthe, Moyamba, and Pujehun. The capital and largest city of the Southern Province is Bo, which is also the second-largest city in Sierra Leone.

The Southern Province is known for its diverse landscapes, including coastal areas, river valleys, and hilly terrain. The region has a significant agricultural sector, with crops such as rice, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, and various fruits and vegetables being cultivated. Fishing is also an important economic activity, particularly in the coastal areas sulima to be precise.The Southern Province is home to several ethnic groups, including the Mende, Sherbro, and Temne people, among others. The government, along with international organizations and NGOs, is working on various initiatives to improve living conditions and opportunities for the people in the Southern Province and throughout Sierra Leone.


  • Bo
  • Bonthe
  • Moyamba
  • Pujehun

Historical Significance:

  • The province has historical significance as it was a significant center for the transatlantic slave trade during the colonial era. Bunce Island, located off the coast, was a major slave trading post.
  • The area has also been associated with colonial settlements and missionary activities.

Cultural Diversity:

  • The Southern Province is home to diverse ethnic groups, each with their own languages, traditions, and cultural practices.
  • The Mende ethnic group is one of the predominant groups in the Southern Province.

Economic Activities:

  • Agriculture is a major economic activity in the Southern Province. The fertile land supports the cultivation of crops such as rice, cocoa, coffee, and various fruits.
  • Fishing is important along the coastline, with fishing communities contributing to the local economy.

Tourism Potential:

  • The province boasts natural attractions, including beaches, wildlife, and scenic landscapes, making it a potential area for tourism development.
  • Bonthe Island, for instance, offers historical sites, mangrove forests, and opportunities for ecotourism.



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