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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; -13.234450Coordinates: 8°29.067′N13°14.067′W / 8.484450°N 13.234450°W / 8.484450; -13.234450
Official languagesEnglish
Religion
Islam (78%)
Christianity (21%)[1]
Demonym(s)Sierra Leonean
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Julius Maada Bio (SLPP)
Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh (SLPP)
David J. Francis. (SLPP)
Abass Chernor Bundu (SLPP)
Desmond Babatunde Edwards[2]
LegislatureParliament
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
27 April 1961
• Republic declared
19 April 1971
Area
• Total
71,740 km2 (27,700 sq mi) (117th)
• Water (%)
1.1
Population
• 2015 census
7,075,641[3] (103rd)
• Density
99/km2 (256.4/sq mi) (114tha)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$12.177 billion[4]
• Per capita
$1,608[4]
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$3.824 billion[4]
• Per capita
$505[4]
Gini (2011)35.4[5]
medium
HDI (2015)Decrease 0.420[6]
low · 179th
CurrencyLeone (SLL)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Driving siderightb
Calling code+232
ISO 3166 codeSL
Internet TLD.sl
  1. Rank based on 2007 figures
  2. Since 1 March 1971

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019


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