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Sierra Leone

Official English Name: Republic of Sierra Leone

Common English Name: Sierra Leone

Capital: Freetown

REGION
Western Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Guinea (North)
Liberia (Southeast)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (Southwest)
TOTAL AREA
71,740 km2 (99.8% land, 0.2% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
958 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
402 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Coastal belt of mangrove swamps
Wooded hill country
Upland plateau
Eastern mountains
HIGHEST POINT
Loma Mansa (1,948 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Diamonds
Titanium ore
Bauxite
Iron ore
Gold
Chromite
NATURAL DISASTERS
Sandstorms
Harmattan winds
Dust storms
DEMONYM
Sierra Leonean
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Mende (30.5%)
Temne (23.4%)
Krio (10.4%)
Limba (6.6%)
Kuranko (5.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Mende
Temne
Krio
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (61.0%)
Indigenous (24.4%)
Christian (13.1%)
Atheist (1.0%)
Hindu (0.1%)
POPULATION
6,018,888
LARGEST CITY
Freetown (1,050,301)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Kenema (200,534)
Bo (173,905)
Koidu (128,074)
Makeni (126,059)
Kaffu Bullom (119,902)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional democracy
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Ernest Bai Koroma
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
3 Provinces
1 Area
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
27 April 1961 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
Le (Leone)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Le5592.53
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.sl
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+232

Rice is consumed as a part of every meal.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sl.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/SL (Ethnic and religious data)

https://www.statistics.sl/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2015-Census-Provisional-Result.pdf (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 29 November 2016