Sierra Leone

Basic facts about Sierra Leone

Country name: Sierra Leone
Capital: Freetown
Country code: 391
Continent: Africa
Currency name: Sierra Leonean leone
Independence: 1961-04-27 00:00:00
Independent from: from the UK
Total area (km2): 71,740
Land area (km2): 71,620
Water area (km2): 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 Free
Time zone: GMT (UTC+0)
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Drive on: right
Calling code: +232
Domain: .sl