in Northern Province, Sierra Leone

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
8.886 and -12.044 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 8° 53' 9" and W -12° 2' 39"
Currency and Currency Code:
Leone - SLL
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:33 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Freetown
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:36 am and 7:11 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-10.265 and 166.358 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Delve into Makeni

Makeni in Northern Province with it's 87,679 habitants is a city located in Sierra Leone about 91 mi (or 146 km) east of Freetown, the country's capital town.

Current time in Makeni is now 07:33 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Freetown with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Makeni. The closest airport in Sierra Leone is Kabala Airport in a distance of 63 mi (or 102 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Bo, Forecariah, Freetown, Kenema and Kindia. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 80 °F

Morning Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Night Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Chance of rainfall 6%
Air Humidity 89%
Air Pressure 1013.8 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Wednesday, 17th of July 2019

26°C (79 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 18th of July 2019

25°C (77 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Friday, 19th of July 2019

23°C (73 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Devil Mana dancing in Makeni, 2012

Published: June 27, 2013
Length: 19:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: n0ns0n0

Devil Mana dancing in Makeni. Makeni: Sierra Leone Independence Day 2012 Of course this is not a real Devil, but it is an elaboration of centuries of local beliefs and animistic traditions....

OGI Unveils First Regional Digital Library in Makeni

Published: January 16, 2014
Length: 18:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Tamba Lamin

The OGI Regional Library project enables public users visiting OGI offices to browse OGI website, other key GoSL websites with or without the internet. Each library have four low power Aleutia...

1-4 Magbenteh Community Hospital an introduction part 1

Published: June 12, 2011
Length: 08:05 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: smarterhospital

Introduction film of the Magbenteh Community Hospital in Sierra Leone. One of the hospitals supported by the Lion Heart Foundation and Smarter Hospital Foundation. The Smarter Hospital Foundation ...

Mainstreet Mapaki - Sierra Leone

Published: February 15, 2010
Length: 15:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: zeptepe

The view from the guest house in Mapaki, Sierra Leone. Mapaki is north of Freetown near the city of Makeni.

God's House International Medical Outreach to Sierra Leone 2012

Published: October 01, 2012
Length: 12:16 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Yvonne Washington-Turay

God's House International Medical Outreach to Sierra Leone 2012. GHI provide free medical care in the city of Freetown, Upper Marjaytown Area, The Villages of Gbendembu, Kagbereh, Khortuhun...

Basket Making in Sierra Leone

Published: February 12, 2010
Length: 13:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: zeptepe

Filmed in Mapaki, Sierra Leone. Young child making baskets to sell to earn money for school fees. At the time, 500 Leones converted to about 25 cents Canadian.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Makeni is the largest city and economic center of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Makeni is the capital and administrative center of Bombali District; and is also the fourth largest city in Sierra Leone by population. Makeni lies approximately 137 kilometers (85 miles) east of Freetown. Makeni is a major commercial, educational, tranportational and economic center. The city had a population of 80,840 in the 2004 census and a current estimate of 112,489http://www. world-gazetteer. com/wg.

Located at 8.88167, -12.0442 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Sierra Leone, Northern Province, Sierra Leone


Binkolo is a rural town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Binkolo is home to an estimated 13,867 residents (2004 census). The majority of the population are from the Limba ethnic group. The town is the birthplace of Sierra Loene's second President, Joseph Saidu Momoh. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:8|57|N|11|59|W|region:SL_type:city_source:GNS-enwiki|| |primary |name= }}

Located at 8.95, -11.9833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Sierra Leone, Northern Province, Sierra Leone

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Makeni, Макени, Μακένι, マケニ, 마케니, Makenis, ماکینی, 馬卡尼