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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 languages
Spoken languages
Ethnic groups (2008)
DemonymSierra Leonean
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 • PresidentErnest Bai Koroma(APC)
 • Vice-PresidentVictor Bockarie Foh (APC)
 • Speaker of ParliamentS.B.B. Dumbuya(APC)
 • Chief JusticeAbdulai Hamid Charm
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
 • 2015 census7,075,641 [1]
 • Density79.4/km2 (114tha)
205.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$9.881 billion[2]
 • Per capita$1,534[2]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$4.563 billion[2]
 • Per capita$708[2]
Gini (2011)35.4[3]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.413[4]
low ·181st
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 October 9, 2016


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