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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Sierra Leone section.
|Density||76.6 / km2 ( 198.4 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Freetown (Western Area)|
|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|
What is the capital of Sierra Leone?
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
|Elevation||49 meters over sea level|
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