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Sierra Leone Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Freetown
Government Republic
Currency Leone (SLL)
Area total: 71,740 km2
water: 120 km2
land: 71,620 km2
Population 4,976,871 (2004)
Language English (official), Krio (English-based Creole, Lingua Franca), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north)
Religion Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs
Electricity 220V/50Hz (British plug)
Calling Code +232
Internet TLD .sl
Time Zone UTC

Sierra Leone is on the West Coast of Africa between 7 and 10 degrees N, and longitudes 10.5 and 13 degrees W. The Republic of Guinea is to the north and northeast; Liberia is to the east and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west and south. It has 402 km of coastline.

From an approximate 100km coastal belt of low-lying land, the country rises to a mountain plateau near the eastern frontier rising 1200m to 2000m with a rich timber forest region.

The peninsula, on which the capital and main commercial centre of Freetown stands, is 40km long and 17km wide with a mountainous interior.


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