Sierra Leone

General Information about Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is located on the west African coast and bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean on the west, Guinea on the north and east and Liberia on the south. Sierra Leone has a population of 5,866,000 people, 20 African ethnic groups make up 90% of this. The Sierra Leonean people speak Mende in the south and Tenne in the north but their official language is English. 60% of the population are Islamic.

About 1,070,200 people live in the capital city Freetown. It is chaotic and friendly with lovely beaches. However the effects of the civil war that raged for 10 years is evient. One of the most popular places to visit in Sierra Leone is the Banana Islands off the peninsula that Freetown in situated on. Here there are ruins of an 1881 church, some coral and a shipwreck which left cannons in the shallow water.

Climate

Find Out About The Climate Of Sierra Leone

The climate of Sierra Leone is usually tropical with warm humid weather conditions for most of the year. November through to April are the best months to visit with average temperatures of 30 degrees. Sierra Leone has two main seasons with the rainy summer lasting from May to December while winter is dry and lasts from December up until April.

Economy

Learn About The Economy In Sierra Leone

The agricultural industry in Sierra Leone provides a large support to the economy and employs over 60 percent of the population. Sierra Leone main exports are diamonds, rutile, cocoa, coffee and fish. They export these items mainly to Belgium, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Sierra Leone does not receive financial aid from any contries and the official currency is the Leone.

Geography

Geographical Information On Sierra Leone

Set between the Equator and west African coast Sierra Leone has a coastline of 402 kilometres. Sierra Leone is broken into three provinces and has a total of 14 districts, with most of the population living in the Norther Province. Sierra Leone has a total land area of 71,740 square kilometres. The terrain of Sierra Leone varies from mangrove swamps along the coast to wooded hill in the country and mountainous in the east. The highest peak is Mount Bintumani which rises to over 1945 metres and can be found in the Loma Mountains. Along the lower slopes of the Loma Mountains a wide variety of animals can be found such as the pygmy hippopotamuses, and dwarf crocodiles.

Apartments in Sierra Leone

* Bure Town Apartments* Freetown Apartments* Lakka Apartments


Guesthouses in Sierra Leone

* Banana Island Guesthouses* Freetown Guesthouses* Makeni Guesthouses
* Makeni Sl Guesthouses* York Guesthouses


Hotels in Sierra Leone

* Dublin Hotels* Fonima Hotels* Freetown Hotels
* Hill Station Hotels* Kent Hotels* Lakka Hotels
* Lungi Hotels* Makeni Hotels* Makeni Hotels
* Makeni Sl Hotels* Tagrin Hotels* Toke Hotels
* York Hotels* Yurika Hotels


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