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Sierra Leone

Facts and stats about Sierra Leone

5.61 million

Population. Ranked 110th in 2013.

$634.92

GDP per capita. Ranked 159th in 2012.

Borders

Guinea 652 km, Liberia 306 km
Largest city Freetown - 1,300,000
Capital city Freetown - 1,300,000
Major language English, Krio (Creole language derived from English) and a range of African languages
Major religion Islam, Christianity
Monetary unit leone
Alternative names Sierra Leone, Republic of Sierra Leone
Groups Former British colonies, Hot countries, Least Developed Countries, Muslim countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Sierra Leone Map

71,620 sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 113th in 2008.

Interesting observations about Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone ranked first for death rate, crude > per 1,000 people amongst Hot countries in 2011.
Sierra Leone ranked first for GDP > real growth rate amongst Former British colonies in 2012.
Sierra Leone has ranked last for life expectancy at birth, total > years since 1997.
Sierra Leone has ranked last for life expectancy at birth, male > years since 1997.
Sierra Leone ranked first for agricultural growth amongst Muslim countries in 2007.
Sierra Leone ranked first for fertility > mortality rate, infant > per 1,000 live births globally in 2012.
Sierra Leone has had the highest births and maternity > infant mortality rate since 1996.
Sierra Leone has ranked last for life expectancy at birth, female > years since 1997.
Sierra Leone ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
Sierra Leone has had the highest fertility > mortality rate, neonatal > per 1,000 live births since 1991.

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Majority of the countries which were colonized by the western powers and got freedom in mid twentieth century have not been able to have a stable indigenous government. Military coups and corruption are the hall mark. How long will it take when these countries learn to have responsible governments and after installing governments learn to let them work is any one's guess.

Posted on 28 Sep 2010

Gulzar Khan

Gulzar Khan

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This was helpful.

Posted on 10 May 2010

Jack EAdes

Jack EAdes

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