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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Geography Stats

Definitions

  • 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 > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • 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.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • 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
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than South Carolina 2013
Area > Land 71,620 sq km 2008 117th out of 235
Area > Total 71,740 sq km 2013 120th out of 251
Area > Water 120 sq km 2013 143th out of 246
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
Elevation extremes > Highest point Loma Mansa (Bintimani) 1,948 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Atlantic Ocean 0 m 2013
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; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

Citation

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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

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