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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • 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
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
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
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile 2013 132nd out of 198
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; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


"Sierra Leone Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Sierra-Leone/Geography


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
Sierra Leone ranked 12 places from the bottom for area > total amongst Muslim countries in 2013.

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