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Republic of Sierra Leone

Flag
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Coat of arms of Sierra Leone/ Salone
Coat of arms
Anthem: "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]

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 languagesEnglishKrio
Recognised national languagesMendeTemneKrioLimba
Religion
Islam (78%)
Christianity (21%)[1]
Demonym(s)Sierra Leonean
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Julius Maada Bio
Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh
David J. Francis
Abass Chernor Bundu
• Chief Justice
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
7,092,113[3] (102nd)
• Density
97/km2 (251.2/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 (2018)35.7[5]
medium
HDI (2018)Decrease 0.438[6]
low · 181st
CurrencyLeone (SLL)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Driving siderightb
Calling code+232
Internet TLD.sl
  1. Rank based on 2007 figures
  2. Since 1 March 1971

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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