Tonko Limba Chiefdom

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CountryFlag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone
Province Northern Province
District Kambia District
Capital Madina
Population (2004 [1] )
  Total 39,106
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Tonko Limba is a chiefdom in Kambia District of Sierra Leone with a population of 39,106. [1] Its principal town is Madina.

Kambia District Place in Northern Province, Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone republic in West Africa

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  1. 1 2 "FINAL RESULTS 2004 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS" (pdf). Government of Sierra Leone. 2006. p. 8. Retrieved 26 February 2011.