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Republic of Sierra Leone
Motto: "Unity, Freedom, Justice"
Location of  Sierra Leone  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Sierra Leone  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)  –  [Legend]

Location of Sierra Leone
Capital
and largest city
Freetown
8°29.067′N13°14.067′W / 8.484450°N 13.234450°W / 8.484450; -13.234450
Official languagesEnglish[1]
Spoken languages
Ethnic groups(2008)
DemonymSierra Leonean
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Ernest Bai Koroma(APC)
Victor Bockarie Foh (APC)
S.B.B. Dumbuya(APC)
Abdulai Hamid Charm
LegislatureParliament
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
27 April 1961
• Republic declared
19 April 1971
Area
• Total
71,840 km2 (27,740 sq mi) (119th)
• Water (%)
1.1
Population
• 2015 census
7,075,641[2]
• Density
79.4/km2 (205.6/sq mi) (114tha)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$11.551 billion[3]
• Per capita
$1,760[3]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$4.088 billion[3]
• Per capita
$623[3]
Gini (2011)35.4[4]
medium
HDI (2015)Decrease 0.420[5]
low · 179th
CurrencyLeone (SLL)
Time zoneGMT(UTC+0)
Drives on therightb
Calling code+232
ISO 3166 codeSL
Internet TLD.sl
  1. Rank based on 2007 figures.
  2. Since 1 March 1971.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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