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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
  • Capital

    Capital

    Freetown

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:45

  • Population

    Population

    5.25 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +232

  • Currency

    Currency

    Le SLL (leone)

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Freetown

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:45

  • Population

    Population

    5.25 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +232

  • Currency

    Currency

    Le SLL (leone)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.04 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 526mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    71 740 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    11%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    42%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    54%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    50 193

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Creole - 10 %
    Liberians
    Europeans

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 60 %
    Islam - 60 %
    indigenous - 30 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    32.4%

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    Mende
    Temne

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    8 500

  • Murders

    Murders

    2 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    8.2 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    60%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    2.2%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    303%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    307 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    1.7%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    diamond mining, small-scale manufacturing, textiles, cigarettes, petroleum refining, small commercial ship repair

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, coffee, cocoa, palm kernels, palm oil, peanuts, poultry, cattle, sheep

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    73%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    1 309kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    160 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Sierra Leone

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Business & Communication

Don’t export gems and precious minerals without official permission and license.

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Business & Communication

Don’t photograph government buildings, airports, bridges or official facilities without having official permission.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Despite being the 118th smallest country in the world, Sierra Leone is home to sixteen different indigenous ethnic groups.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to be extremely polite and manner-conscious - same as locals.

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Business & Communication

Don’t disrespect elders in any case.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season takes place between May and November.

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