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Where is Sierra Leone?

map showing the location of Sierra Leone

Located in the continent of Africa, Sierra Leone covers 71,620 square kilometers of land and 120 square kilometers of water, making it the 120th largest nation in the world with a total area of 71,740 square kilometers.

Sierra Leone became an independent state in 1961, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Sierra Leone is 5,485,998 (2012) and the nation has a density of 77 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Sierra Leone is the Leone (SLL). As well, the people of Sierra Leone are refered to as Sierra Leonean.

The dialing code for the country is 232 and the top level internet domain for Sierra Leonean sites is .sl.

Sierra Leone shares land borders with 2 countries: Guinea, Liberia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Sierra Leone section.

Quick facts

Population 5,485,998
Density 76.6 / km2 ( 198.4 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1961
Capital Freetown (Western Area)
Currency Leone
GDP 4,892,363,979 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 892 (2014 data)
Land Area 71,620 km2 (27,653 mi2)
Water Area 120 km2 (46 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Guinea, Liberia
Minimum Longitude -13.300
Maximum Longitude -10.280
Mininum Latitude 6.940
Maximum Latitude 9.990

What is the capital of Sierra Leone?

map showing the location of Sierra Leone
Location of Freetown on a map.

Freetown is the capital city of Sierra Leone. It has a population of 802,639, and is located on a latitue of 8.48 and longitude of -13.23.

Freetown is also the political center of Sierra Leone, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Freetown, the Capital Of Sierra Leone

City Freetown
Country Sierra Leone
Population 802,639
Longitude -13.22994000
Latitude 8.48400000
Elevation 49 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Sierra Leone

Rank City Population
#1Freetown802,639
#2Bo174,354
#3Kenema143,137
#4Koidu88,000
#5Makeni87,679

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.