• Officially: Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Capital: Freetown

Facts

  • Population: 7.4 million
  • Languages: English, Krio (Creole language derived from English) and a range of African languages
  • Religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 51 years (men), 52 years (women)

Geography

  • Area: 71,740 sq km (27,699 sq miles)
  • Lies in West Africa

Notes

  • Sierra Leone is sometimes described as a diamond in the rough
    • The country is rich in diamonds and other minerals
      • These diamonds have been connected to illegal trade and the financing of terrorist organizations

Weather

  • Sierra Leone has a tropical climate with two seasons
    • The rainy season from May to November
      The dry season from December to May
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