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Sierra Leone

Currency code: 
Currency name: 
Sierra Leonean leone
Country name: 
Sierra Leone
Capital: 
Freetown
Country code: 
Continent: 
Independence: 
April 27, 1961
Independent from: 
from the UK
Total area: 
71,740
Land area: 
71,620
Water area: 
120
Population: 
5,612,685
Population note: 
5,612,685 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
English
All languages: 
English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)
Time zone: 
GMT (UTC+0)
Drive on: 
Right
Calling code: 
+232
Domain: 
.sl