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Republic of Sierra Leone
Motto: "Unity, Freedom, Justice"
Anthem: "High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free"
Location of Sierra Leone (dark green)
Location of Sierra Leone (dark green)
and largest city
08°30′00″N 12°06′00″W / 8.50000°N 12.10000°W / 8.50000; -12.10000Coordinates: 08°30′00″N 12°06′00″W / 8.50000°N 12.10000°W / 8.50000; -12.10000
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languagesKrio
Islam (78%)
Christianity (21%)[1]
Demonym(s)Sierra Leonean
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• President
Julius Maada Bio
Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh
Jacob Jusu Saffa[2]
Abass Chernor Bundu
• Dominion
27 April 1961
• Republic
19 April 1971
• Total
71,740 km2 (27,700 sq mi) (117th)
• Water (%)
• 2015 census
8,059,155[3] (102nd)
• Density
112/km2 (290.1/sq mi) (114tha)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$12.177 billion[4]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$3.824 billion[4] (155th)
• Per capita
Gini (2018)35.7[5]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.452[6]
low · 182nd
CurrencyLeone (SLL)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+232
ISO 3166 codeSL
Internet TLD.sl
Preceded by
Sierra Leone (1961–1971)
  1. Rank based on 2007 figure

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, informally Salone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea surrounds the northern half of the nation. Sierra Leone has a tropical climate with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests, a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi) and a population of 7,092,113 as of the 2015 census. The capital and largest city is Freetown. The country is divided into five administrative regions which are subdivided into 16 districts. Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a unicameral parliament and a directly elected president serving a five-year term with a maximum of two terms. The current president is Julius Maada Bio. Sierra Leone is a secular nation with the constitution providing for the separation of state and religion and freedom of conscience. Muslims make up about three-quarters of the population, though with an influential Christian minority. Religious tolerance in the West African nation is very high and is generally considered a norm and part of Sierra Leone's cultural identity.