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Republic of Sierra Leone

Motto: "Unity, Freedom, Justice"
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 constitutional republic
• President
Julius Maada Bio
Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh
Jacob Jusu Saffa[2]
Abass Chernor Bundu
• Chief Justice
Desmond Babatunde Edwards[3]
27 April 1961
• Republic declared
19 April 1971
• Total
71,740 km2 (27,700 sq mi) (117th)
• Water (%)
• 2015 census
8,059,155[4] (102nd)
• Density
112/km2 (290.1/sq mi) (114tha)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$12.177 billion[5]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$3.824 billion[5] (155th)
• Per capita
Gini (2018)35.7[6]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.452[7]
low · 182nd
CurrencyLeone (SLL)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
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, informally Salone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea to the northeast. 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 sixteen districts. Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a unicameral parliament and a directly elected president. Sierra Leone is a Muslim-majority country at approximately 78%, though with an influential Christian minority at about 21%. Muslims and Christians in Sierra Leone are extremely tolerant of each other, and all the major Muslim and Christian holidays are officially national holidays in the country.