Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than South Carolina 2013
Area > Land 71,620 sq km 2008 117th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 11.38 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 120th out of 224
Area > Total 71,740 sq km 2013 120th out of 251
Area > Water 120 sq km 2013 143th out of 246
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 2,526 2008 12th out of 169
Climate tropical; hot, humid; summer rainy season (May to December); winter dry season (December to April) 2013
Coastline 402 km 2014 118th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 8 30 N, 11 30 W 2013
Land area > Square miles 27,699 square miles 2013 57th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Guinea 652 km, Liberia 306 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 15.33% 2013 71st out of 246
Location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia 2013
Natural resources diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite 2013
Terrain coastal belt of mangrove swamps, wooded hill country, upland plateau, mountains in east 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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Sierra Leone Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 6
Land area 3 Surface area 3