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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)
Capital
and largest city
Freetown
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
Ethnic groups
(2015[1])
Religion
Islam (78%)
Christianity (21%)[2]
Demonym(s)Sierra Leonean
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• President
Julius Maada Bio
Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh
Jacob Jusu Saffa[3]
Abass Chernor Bundu
LegislatureParliament
Independence 
• Dominion
27 April 1961
• Republic
19 April 1971
Area
• Total
71,740 km2 (27,700 sq mi) (117th)
• Water (%)
1.1
Population
• 2022 estimate
8,692,606[4] (100th)
• Density
112/km2 (290.1/sq mi) (114tha)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$12.177 billion[5]
• Per capita
$1,608[5]
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$3.824 billion[5] (155th)
• Per capita
$505[5]
Gini (2018)35.7[6]
medium
HDI (2021)Increase 0.477[7]
low · 181nd
CurrencyLeone (SLL)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+232
ISO 3166 codeSL
Internet TLD.sl
  1. Rank based on 2007 figure

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, 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. Covering a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi), Sierra Leone has a tropical climate, with diverse environments ranging from savanna to rainforests. The country has 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.