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The state of Sierra Leone has its nucleus of origin on the coast, around the bay of Freetown, which was suitable for settlement and port activities, and where a prosperous British colony arose, populated by former slaves repatriated from America. From here Sierra Leone took shape, territorially extended inland to the limits of French expansion; however, the rift between the two parts of the country remained clear. In fact, the country has seen the contrasts between the “Europeanized” Creole minority and the indigenous majority gradually grow; between city and countryside; between foreign companies and the very poor local population, becoming one of the most dangerous hotbeds of civil war in West Africa in the last years of the twentieth century. The socio-economic situation has also worsened; disregarding the export potential, emerged in the seventies, the war expenditures have further sunk the state budget. However, the end of the civil war in 2001 and the monitoring of the UN show new possibilities for recovery. According to COUNTRYAAH, Sierra Leone is a nation in Western Africa, the capital city of which is Freetown. The latest population of Sierra Leone is 7,976,994. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Sierra Leone, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
GEOGRAPHY
The territory of Sierra Leone is not very extensive, but largely favorable to settlement. It is mountainous throughout the internal section, dominated by the massifs that continue, in the north-eastern section, with the high Guinean lands and which reach a maximum height of 1948 m in the Loma mountains, with the Bintimani. These are reliefs defined in the Cenozoic, following the evolution of the whole Guinean mountainous area, which generated showy volcanic activities and powerful granite intrusions. The mountainous area is welded to the coastal plain by a hilly strip crossed by numerous and open valleys; Archaeozoic, schistose and arenaceous soils prevail here, which give rise to ridges with mature profiles, which gradually fade into the wide, recently formed coastal plain. On average 100-150 km wide, it has clayey layers with substantially lateritized soils; the fragmentation of the coast is due to a partial marine ingression, characterized by numerous and deep estuaries and large bays, such as that of Freetown, one of the most beautiful of the Guinean coast, and by various island formations (Sherbro, Turtle, Banana islands, etc.). § Hydrography has a simple development, linked to the same conformation of the territory, with rivers that flow parallel from the reliefs towards the coast; among the main ones, which penetrate deeply into the territory (some draw, in Guinea, from the slopes of the Fouta-Djalon), are from N to S the Great Scarcies (or Kolenté), the Little Scarcies, the Rokel, on whose estuary Freetown is located, the Sewa, the Moa etc. They have some importance as points of attraction for settlements but very little for navigation purposes, especially in the upper section, where they have fast courses, often interrupted by rapids and waterfalls. § The climate is typically Guinean, that is hot-humid, with a rainy summer season, due to the influences of monsoon- type winds coming from the sea and blowing from the SW, contrasted by the dry winter season, which lasts from December to March: in this period from within the continent blows harmattan, a dry wind of Saharan origin. The rainfall decreases significantly from the coastal strip (4000 mm per year and more) inland, where 2000 mm per year of precipitation falls. Also as regards the temperature, significant differences are recorded passing from the coastal plains to the mountainous interior. Here the altitude mitigates thermal excesses, while on the coast the temperature is uniformly high (in Freetown the annual average exceeds 28 ºC, with peaks of up to 35 ° C) and, with the extremely high humidity, it makes the climate particularly unhealthy.

Sierra Leone Health

As a country located in Western Africa according to computerannals, Sierra Leone currently ranks 181st out of 189 countries examined in the 2018 report of the UN Development Program for Human Development (Human Development Index: HDI), with a slight upward trend since 2001. Before the civil war, Sierra Leone occupied after a brief positive development… Read More »

Education and Religion in Sierra Leone

Education School lessons The illiteracy rate is estimated at 48.3% for adult men and 65.1% for women (2018). The population of Sierra Leone is very young. Compared to the general population, more young people can read and write. There are state and religious schools in Sierra Leone, a country located in Western Africa according to… Read More »

Sierra Leone Society

Sierra Leone Society Proportion of literate adults: 43.2% (2018) Major religions: Islam approx. 77%, Christianity approx. 22% (2015) Urban population: 42% (2017) Life expectancy (female / male): 55/53 years (2018) Gender Inequality Index: 153 of 162 (2018) Number of births: 4.26 / woman (2018) Child mortality (under 5 years): 109 / 1,000 live births (2016)… Read More »

Sierra Leone Development Policy

Poverty reduction Community in Freetown Since 2002 the cooperation between Sierra Leone and the International Monetary Fund in the field of combating poverty and structural adjustment programs has intensified. Since May 2001 Sierra Leone is one of the HIPC countries (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries), which are entitled to debt relief under certain conditions. One condition… Read More »

Sierra Leone Economic Sectors

Agriculture It is estimated that around two thirds of the population lives from agriculture and generates around half of the gross domestic product. Most of the agricultural income remains in subsistence farming, which is mostly based on small gardens in which cassava, peanuts as well as vegetables and fruits, often rice, are grown. Chickens and… Read More »

Sierra Leone Geography

Sadalmelik Apart from the Freetown peninsula with its soaring mountains (Leicester Peak: 567 m), the west consists of a hull area of approx. 150 m high, which is interspersed with individual island mountains. Upstream is the 40-80 km wide coastal lowland with mangrove swamps. In front of it are individual islands, namely the Banana Islands… Read More »

Sierra Leone History Part 2

Civil war The problems of the Sierra Leonean state in the decades before the civil war affected society as a whole, but led to severe disadvantages for individual sections of the population. Among other things, this resulted in a landless youth in the city and in the country, as well as unemployed academics and angry… Read More »

Sierra Leone History Part 1

Sierra Leone History Independence Day: 04/27/1961 Head of state: Julius Maada Bio Political system: Presidential Democracy Democracy Status Index (BTI): Rank 54 of 137 (2020) Corruption Perceptions Index: Rank 119 of 180 (2019) Ibrahim Index of African Governance: Rank 24 of 54 (2020) History Archaeological finds of prehistoric ceramic shards Archaeological finds show that the… Read More »

Sierra Leone Political System

As a country located in Western Africa according to transporthint, Sierra Leone is a presidential democracy with a multi-party system. The president is directly elected by the people and is both head of state and head of government. The presidential and parliamentary elections take place simultaneously every five years. Constitution and separation of powers Throughout… Read More »

Sierra Leone Domestic Politics

The 2018 presidency was won by Julius Maada Bio from the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in the 2nd ballot. He was named Sierra Leone’s new president on April 4th. He replaces Ernest Bai Koroma from the All People’s Congress (APC), who was not allowed to run again after two terms. In terms of party… Read More »

Socio-geographical Conditions

Sierra Leone Population distribution The census at the end of 2015 showed that around 7 million people lived in the country. Around 42% live in cities and 58% in rural areas. According to the 2015 census, 1,050,301 people live in Freetown, but estimates also assume 1.5-2 million if you include the suburbs, and more than… Read More »

Sierra Leone Economy

Sierra Leone Economy Estimated GDP: $ 3.9 billion (2019) Per capita income (purchasing power parity): $ 1,778 (2019 estimated) Human Development Rank (HDI): 181 (out of 189), 2019 Share of poverty (less than US $ 2 per day): 70% Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): 34 (2011) Economic Transformation Index (BTI): Rank 104 of 136 (2020)… Read More »

Sierra Leone Music and Dance

As one of 16 countries located in Western Africa according to zipcodesexplorer, Sierra Leone, the West African coastal state, which has been rebuilding and coming to terms with its history since the end of the civil war in 2002, has rich mineral resources and untapped potential in agriculture and fishing. To stabilize the peace, Sierra… Read More »

Sierra Leone Culture

Meeting in a village There is no single cultural identity in Sierra Leone: Although most people profess Sierra Leone as a nation, they identify with their ethnic group at the same time, without understanding this as a contradiction. Across all ethnic groups, the secret societies and associations in Sierra Leone form another area of cultural… Read More »

Travelling to Sierra Leone

Travel, transportation and traffic Since the end of the civil war, travel in the country has basically been possible without restrictions. However, the road conditions are sometimes very bad. Most of the road network consists of unpaved slopes, many of which become impassable in the rainy season. Even in and around the capital, Freetown, the… Read More »

Sierra Leone Everyday life

Sierra Leone Everyday life Currency: Sierra Leone Leone (Le) Exchange rate: 12 322 Le per 1 € (03.12.2020) Time zone: UTC Country code (phone): +232 Climate (for capital): Tropical Entry and residence regulations German citizens need a valid visa to enter Sierra Leone, which can be applied for at the Sierra Leone embassy in Berlin.… Read More »

Sierra Leone Overview

  Sierra Leone Overview Official name: Republic of Sierra Leone Area: 71,740 km² Residents: 7.1 million (2015 census) Growth of population: 2.1% (2020 estimate) Seat of government: Freetown Official language: English Regional languages: Krio, Temne, Mende National symbols Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Coat of Arms On April 27, 1961 the flag was introduced… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Sierra Leone

The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers and dates when registration is open, click… Read More »