Sherbro Island

Sherbro Island

      island in the Atlantic Ocean off the southwestern coast of Sierra Leone, separated from the African mainland by the Sherbro River (north) and the Sherbro Strait (east). It is 32 miles (51 km) long and up to 15 miles (24 km) wide. The western extremity is Cape St. Ann; Bonthe, on the eastern end, is the chief port and commercial centre. Swamp-rice cultivation and fishing are the main economic activities. The site of an early 19th-century British post against the slave trade, it was acquired from the Sherbro people by the colony at Freetown in 1861.

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  • Sherbro Island —   [ʃ aɪlənd], Insel vor der Küste Westafrikas, 51 km lang, 25 km breit; Reisanbau. Handels und Hafenstadt ist Bonthe. Gehört seit 1861 zu Sierra Leone …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sherbro Island — Infobox City official name = Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone nickname = | subdivision type = Country subdivision type1 = Province subdivision type2 = District subdivision name = Sierra Leone subdivision name1 = Southern Province subdivision name2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sherbro Island — Die Sherbro Insel (Sherbro Island, auch Bonthe Insel genannt) liegt vor der Küste des westafrikanischen Sierra Leone im Atlantik. Der Hauptort der Insel ist Bonthe mit etwa 9.700 Einwohnern[1], das zugleich Hauptort des gleichnamigen Distrikts… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sherbro — can refer to:* The Sherbro people in Sierra Leone * Sherbro Island, off the coast of Sierra Leone * Sherbro River in Sierra Leone * Short for Sherbrooke …   Wikipedia

  • Sherbro International Airport — Infobox Airport name = Sherbro International Airport IATA = BTE ICAO = GFBN type = Public operator = Sierra Leone Airports Authority city served = Bo elevation f = 14 elevation m = 4 coordinates = coord|07|31|55|N|012|31|06|W|type:airport r1… …   Wikipedia

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  • Sherbro language — language name=Sherbro states=Sierra Leone region=coast of Sierra Leone and Sherbro Island speakers=135,000 familycolor=Niger Congo fam2=Atlantic Congo fam3=Atlantic fam4=Southern fam5=Mel fam6=Bullom Kissi fam7=Bullom fam8=Southern… …   Wikipedia

  • Sherbro — Shẹrbro   [ʃ ], Schẹrbro, Mampua, Sudanvolk auf Sherbro Island und dem benachbarten Festland in Sierra Leone. Die etwa 130 000 Sherbro sprechen eine Westatlantische Klassensprache. Traditionelle religiöse Vorstellungen herrschen vor, 40 % der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sherbro people — infobox ethnic group group = The Sherbro poptime = 201,000 [http://www.joshuaproject.net/countries.php?rog3=SL] popplace = Bonthe District, Western Area langs = Sherbro rels = Christianity related = The Sherbro people are a native people of… …   Wikipedia

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