Sierra Leone BASIC INFOMATION
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|8°27'53"N / 11°47'45"W|
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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
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TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN
|Sierra Leone banks list|
Sierra Leone Introduction
Sierra Leone covers an area of 72,000 square kilometers and is located in western Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Guinea to the north and east, and Liberia to the south. The coastline is about 485 kilometers long, and the terrain is high in the east and low in the west, with a stepped slope. Most of the territory is hills and plateaus. The Bintimani Mountain in the northeast is 1945 meters above sea level, which is the highest peak in the country. The west is plain and the coast is marshland. There are many rivers and abundant water. It has a tropical monsoon climate with high temperature and rain. |
Sierra Leone, the full name of the Republic of Sierra Leone, is located in western Africa. It borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Guinea to the north and east, and Liberia to the south. The coastline is about 485 kilometers long. The terrain is high in the east and low in the west, with a stepped slope. Most of the territory is hills and plateaus. Bintimani Mountain in the northeast is 1945 meters above sea level and is the highest peak in the country. The west is a plain, and the coast is a marshland. There are many rivers and abundant water. It has a tropical monsoon climate with high temperature and rain.
Mandi entered Sierra Leone in the 13th century. The Portuguese colonialists first invaded in 1462. Dutch, French and British colonists also came here to engage in the slave trade. Freetown and the coastal areas became British colonies in 1808, and the inland areas became British "protected areas" in 1896. Sierra Leone declared independence on April 27, 1961 and remained in the Commonwealth. The Republic was established on April 19, 1971, and Stevens served as President.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. It is composed of three parallel and equal horizontal rectangles, which are green, white, and blue from top to bottom. Green symbolizes agriculture, and also represents the country's natural resources and mountains; white symbolizes the unity of the country and the people's pursuit of justice; blue symbolizes the ocean and hope, and hope that Sierra Leone's natural harbor will contribute to world peace.
The population is 4.98 million (2004 census figures). The official language is English. The tribal languages mainly include Mandi, Tamna, Limba and Creole. More than 50% of residents believe in Islam, 25% believe in Christianity, and the rest believe in fetishism.