Sierra Leone

Africa

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About Country

Capital
Freetown
Population
Approximately 8.1 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
111 people per square kilometer
GDP
$3.94 billion (nominal, 2020 estimate)
Language
English is the official language, with Krio being widely spoken as a lingua franca. There are also numerous indigenous languages spoken throughout the country
Currency
Sierra Leonean leone (SLL)
National Dish
Rice and cassava leaves stew is a popular dish in Sierra Leone, along with other West African dishes such as jollof rice and groundnut stew
Religion
Islam is the predominant religion in Sierra Leone, followed by Christianity and traditional African religions
Climate
Sierra Leone has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: a wet season from May to November, and a dry season from December to April
Main Industries
Agriculture, mining, fishing, and tourism
Level of Development
Sierra Leone is considered a developing country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 184 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 71,740 square kilometers

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Sierra Leone is a country located in West Africa, bordered by Guinea to the north and east, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and southwest. The country has a rich cultural heritage, with a diverse population made up of many ethnic groups, each with their own languages and traditions.

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  • Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Rural scene in Sierra Leone
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  • Sierra Leone firewood
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  • Tokeh, Sierra Leone

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Sierra Leone include:

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    Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary: a sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees that were rescued from the illegal bushmeat trade.

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    Bunce Island: a historic site that was once a major center for the transatlantic slave trade.

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    Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary: a protected area that is home to a variety of endangered species, including the pygmy hippopotamus, chimpanzees, and several species of monkeys.

  • 4

    Outamba-Kilimi National Park: a national park that is home to elephants, hippos, and numerous species of birds.

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    Lumley Beach: a popular beach located in Freetown, known for its clear waters and beautiful sunsets.

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    Fourah Bay College: a historic college that was established in 1827 and is now part of the University of Sierra Leone.

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    Gola Rainforest National Park: a national park that is home to the critically endangered Western chimpanzee, as well as numerous species of birds and other wildlife.

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    The Cotton Tree: a historic tree located in central Freetown that is said to be over 400 years old and is considered a symbol of Sierra Leone's resilience and survival.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Sierra Leone has to offer. The country is also known for its vibrant music and dance traditions, as well as its colorful festivals and celebrations.

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