North-West Region


The Western Area of Sierra Leone is a vibrant region encompassing the capital city of Freetown. With a population of around 1.2 million, it serves as the country’s economic, administrative, and cultural hub. From historical landmarks to beautiful beaches, the Western Area offers a diverse range of attractions. It is divided into the rural and urban districts, each showcasing unique aspects of Sierra Leone’s charm. Education, healthcare, and a thriving tourism industry contribute to the region’s dynamic appeal.

Here are some statistics for the Western Area in Sierra Leone:


1.2 million people (as of 2021)


557 square kilometers (215 square miles)

Economic Hub:

The Western Area, especially Freetown, serves as the economic, financial, and administrative hub of Sierra Leone. It is home to various businesses, government institutions, financial institutions, markets, and commercial centers.

Education and Healthcare:

The Western Area is known for its concentration of educational institutions, including universities, colleges, and schools, providing access to quality education. It also has several healthcare facilities, hospitals, and clinics serving the population.

Languages spoken

  • English (Official language, used in government, education, and business)
  • Krio (Widely spoken creole language)
  • Temne
  • Mende




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