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Republic of Sierra Leone
FlagCoat of Arms
Motto: "Unity, Freedom, Justice"
Anthem: High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free
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]

Capital
and largest city
Freetown
8°29.067′N13°14.067′W / 8.484450°N 13.234450°W / 8.484450; -13.234450
Official languagesEnglish
Vernacular languages
Ethnic groups (2008)
DemonymSierra Leonean, Sierra Leonese
GovernmentPresidentialconstitutional republic
 - PresidentErnest Bai Koroma(APC)
 - Vice-PresidentSamuel Sam-Sumana (APC)
 - Speaker of ParliamentAbel Nathaniel Bankole Stronge(APC)
 - Chief JusticeUmu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh
LegislatureParliament
Independence
 - from the United Kingdom27 April 1961 
 - Republic declared19 April 1971 
Area
 - Total71,740 km2 (119th)
27,699 sq mi
 - Water (%)1.1
Population
 - 2013 estimate6,190,280[1]
 - Density79.4/km2 (114tha)
205.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$8.276 billion[2]
 - Per capita$1,344[2]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$3.777 billion[2]
 - Per capita$613[2]
Gini (2011)35.4[3]
medium
HDI (2011)Increase 0.336
low ·180th
CurrencyLeone (SLL)
Time zoneGMT(UTC+0)
Drives on therightb
Calling code+232
ISO 3166 codeSL
Internet TLD.sl
a.Rank based on 2007 figures.
b.Since 1 March 1971.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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