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Sierra Leone

CountrySierra Leone
Official NameThe Republic of Sierra Leone
Country Meaning(Lion Mountains)
MottoUnity, freedom, justice (Official)
AnthemHigh We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free ()
Capital/CityFreetown
Population8,297,882 (0.11% of the world)
LanguagesEnglish (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%)
Alpha Code »SL / SLE
Internet Domain ccTLD.sl
Currency Symbol Sierra Leonean leone (Le SLL)
Central Bank »Bank of Sierra Leone
Calling Codes+232
Area Total Area: 71,740 km2 (27,700 sq mi)
Land: 71,620 km2 (27,650 sq mi)
Water: 120 km2 (46 sq mi)
ContinentAfrica
RegionWestern Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
Lat/Long8.4605550, -11.7798890
Timezone1 timezone(s)