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Coordinates: 8°35′N13°04′W / 8.583°N 13.067°W / 8.583; -13.067
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
province Northern Province
District Port Loko District
3 ft (1 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (GMT)

Pepel is a coastal town in the Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.



Pepel has a port in the Sierra Leone River used for shipping bulk iron ore via the mining company African Minerals. [1]


Pepel is connected by a 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge 84 km long railway to an iron ore mine at Marampa.

It is proposed to introduce a more efficient balloon loop at the port. [2]

An extension of this line to a deeper port at Tagrin Point is also proposed.

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-10-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Map - scroll down to view balloon loop. Archived 2014-03-28 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 08°34′54″N13°03′46″W / 8.58167°N 13.06278°W / 8.58167; -13.06278