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Sierra Leone Geography

Located on the western coast of Africa, Sierra Leone contains four distinct regions: plateaus, mountains, lowland plains and forests.

The plateaus in the eastern portion of the country are diffused with high mountains, including Sierra Leone's highest point Loma Mansa (Mount Bintimani) at 6,391 ft (1,948 m).

As you move west, the center part of the country is made up of lowland plains punctuated by forests, bush and farmland, all of which gives way to Guinean mangrove swamps along the coast.

Major sources of water include the Rokel River, Taia River, Sewa River, and Moa River.

The lowest point of the Sierra Leone is the Atlantic Ocean (0 m).

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.