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Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the north, Liberia to the south-east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south-west. Sierra Leone has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests. Sierra Leone has a total area of 71,740 km2 and an estimated population of 6 million (2011 United Nations estimate). Freetown is the capital, largest city, and the economic and political centre. Bo is the second largest city. The other major cities in the country with a population above 100,000 are Kenema, Makeni and Koidu Town. Sierra Leone is divided into four geographical regions: the Northern Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province and the Western Area, which are further divided into fourteen districts.

Sierra Leone Country Profile

Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For a generic country overview, please consult the following sources:

Generic Information:

Wikipedia Information on Sierra Leone

IMF Information on Sierra Leone

Economist Intelligence Unit

(*note - this is a paid service)


Facts and Figures:

Wolfram Alpha on Sierra Leone

World Bank on Sierra Leone

Population Information on Sierra Leone


Humanitarian Organisation Information:

Website of the WFP on Sierra Leone

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 

Website of UNDP on Sierra Leone