Sierra Leone

Facts and stats about Sierra Leone

5.61 million

Population. Ranked 110th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 159th in 2012.


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


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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Posted on 10 May 2010

Jack EAdes

Jack EAdes

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