Tonkolele, Sierra Leone

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Tonkolele is a town in the mountains of central Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone republic in West Africa

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, informally Salone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests. The country has a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi) and a population of 7,075,641 as of the 2015 census. Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president and a unicameral legislature. The country's capital and largest city is Freetown. Sierra Leone is made up of five administrative regions: the Northern Province, North West Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province and the Western Area. These regions are subdivided into sixteen districts.



It is the site of iron ore deposits. Plans to build a railway to Port Pepel, to exploit those deposits, were announced in October 2010. [1]

Iron ore production in Africa is dominated by South Africa, Mauritania and Algeria; Zimbabwe and Morocco produce ore for use within the country. Many countries possess iron ore deposits that are as yet untapped/unmined. Countries and companies currently involved in production are listed here; measurements are in tpy, or tonnes per year.

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  1. "SIERRA LEONE RAILWAY". Railways Africa. Retrieved 2010-11-09.

Coordinates: 08°39′00″N11°41′00″W / 8.65000°N 11.68333°W / 8.65000; -11.68333

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