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Facts about Sierra Leone

Administrative divisions: 3 provinces and 1 area*; Eastern , Northern , Southern , Western*
Area: total: 71 ,740 sq km land: 71 ,620 sq km water: 120 sq km
Background: Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war from 1991 to 2002 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one-third of the population). The military , which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end of 2005 , is increasingly developing as a guarantor of the country's stability. The armed forces remained on the sideline during the 2007 presidential election , but still look to the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) - a civilian UN mission - to support efforts to consolidate peace. The new government's priorities include furthering development , creating jobs , and stamping out endemic corruption.
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of light green (top) , white , and light blue
Capital: name: Freetown geographic coordinates: 8 30 N , 13 15 W time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: tropical; hot , humid; summer rainy season (May to December); winter dry season (December to April)
Currency code:
Ethnic groups: 20 African ethnic groups 90% (Temne 30% , Mende 30% , other 30%) , Creole (Krio) 10% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century) , refugees from Liberia's recent civil war , small numbers of Europeans , Lebanese , Pakistanis , and Indians
Geographic coordinates: 8 30 N , 11 30 W
Geography note: rainfall along the coast can reach 495 cm (195 inches) a year , making it one of the wettest places along coastal , western Africa
Government type: constitutional democracy
Imports partners: Cote d'Ivoire 9.5% , China 9.5% , US 9% , Brazil 7% , UK 5.8% , Netherlands 4.8% , India 4.4% (2007)
Internet country code: .sl
Land boundaries: 402 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 958 km border countries: Guinea 652 km , Liberia 306 km
Languages: English (official , regular use limited to literate minority) , Mende (principal vernacular in the south) , Temne (principal vernacular in the north) , Krio (English-based Creole , spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area , a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)
Location: Western Africa , bordering the North Atlantic Ocean , between Guinea and Liberia
Map references: Africa
National holiday: Independence Day , 27 April (1961)
Nationality: noun: Sierra Leonean(s) adjective: Sierra Leonean
Natural hazards: dry , sand-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to February); sandstorms , dust storms
Population: 6 ,294 ,774 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Muslim 60% , Christian 10% , indigenous beliefs 30%
Terrain: coastal belt of mangrove swamps , wooded hill country , upland plateau , mountains in east
Unemployment rate: NA%

Capital of Republic of Sierra Leone

Freetown (click to view Freetown map)

Places in Sierra Leone

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Sierra Leone. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Eastern Province (1315 google map locations)
Northern Province (2055 google map locations)
Southern Province (1322 google map locations)
Western Area (209 google map locations)

Random cities in Sierra Leone

Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone.


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