TOEFL Test Centers in Sierra Leone

By | February 16, 2019

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 the button below.
Region Testing Format Fee Test Dates
Freetown (Code: D605) TOEFL Paper Testing $180
$180
$180
$180
Sat., Oct 13, 2018
Sat., Nov 10, 2018
Sat., Feb 09, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019

Sierra Leone Overview

Sierra Leone, Republic in West Africa; the population is made up of 20 ethnic groups. The country is divided into a damp coastal plain and a savannah highland in the interior. The climate is tropical with a rainy season in summer. Coffee and cocoa are grown for export. Although Sierra Leone has rich mineral resources, especially diamonds, rutile (titanium dioxide) and bauxite, it is one of the poorest countries in Africa as a result of the civil war (1991–2002). The main ports are Freetown and Pepel.

History: The area was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century, who carried on the slave trade from there until the 18th century. In 1787 the English founded the Freetown colony for freed slaves. In 1808 Sierra Leone became a British crown colony. In 1961 it gained independence.

Country facts

  • Official name: Republic of Sierra Leone
  • License plate: WAL
  • ISO-3166: SL, SLE (694)
  • Internet domain:.sl
  • Currency: 1 Leone (Le) = 100 cents
  • Area: 72,300 km²
  • Population (2019): 7.8 million
  • Capital: Freetown
  • Official language (s): English
  • Form of government: Presidential Republic
  • Administrative division: 4 provinces
  • Head of State: President Julius Maada Bio (since April 4, 2018)
  • Religion (s) (2013): 78.6% Muslims; 20.8% Christians, followers of traditional local religions, others / not specified
  • Time zone: Central European Time -1 hour
  • National holiday: April 27th

Location and infrastructure

  • Location (geographical): West Africa
  • Position (coordinates): between 7 ° and 10 ° north latitude and 10 ° 15 ‘and 13 ° 18’ west longitude
  • Climate: Tropical rainforest climate
  • Highest mountain: Bintimani (1,948 m)
  • Road network (2015): 1 051 km (paved), 10 650 km (unpaved)

Population

  • Annual population growth (2020): 2.4%
  • Birth rate (2020): 35.4 per 1000 residents.
  • Death rate (2020): 9.8 per 1000 residents.
  • Average age (2020): 19.1 years
  • Average life expectancy (2020): 59.8 years (men 57.1; women 62.6)
  • Age structure (2020): 41.4% younger than 15 years, 3.7% older than 65 years
  • Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2018): 43.2%
  • Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2017): 88 per 100 residents
  • Internet users (2017): 9 per 100 residents

Economy

  • GDP per capita (2019): US $ 547
  • Total GDP (2019): US $ 4.229 billion
  • GNI per capita (2018): US $ 490
  • Education expenditure (2018): 7.1% of GDP
  • Military expenditure (2019): 0.7% of GDP
  • Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 4.4%

Population

The largest of the 20 ethnic groups are the Mende (26%) living in the eastern and central area and the Temne to the northwest(25%); on the north coast live the Limba (7%) and Susu, on the south coast the Sherbro and others. Around 10% of the population are descendants of liberated slaves (“Creoles”) who were settled on the Sierra Leone peninsula from Great Britain, Canada, the Caribbean, the USA and African countries from 1787 onwards. Most of them live in Freetown, the only major city in the country, and in the Western Province. Originally only spoken by them, Krio, an English interspersed with numerous Spanish, Portuguese, French and African loan words with its own syntax and phonetics, is a common language in Sierra Leone alongside Mende and Temne. In addition, minorities of Europeans and Asians live in the country. The proportion of the urban population is 41%.

Social: The people in Sierra Leone live in oppressive poverty. The medical infrastructure is mainly concentrated in Freetown; in the rural areas there is a great lack of medical care, medical facilities and reliable drinking water supplies.

The biggest cities in Sierra Leone

Largest cities (population 2015 census)
Freetown 1,056,000
Kenema 200 400
Bo 174 400
Koidu 124 700
Makeni 124 600

Religion

The constitution guarantees freedom of religion; all religious communities are legally equal. Different sources provide different research results on religious affiliation: According to this, between 60 and 70% of the population are Sunni Muslims from the Maliki school of law. Christian churches belong to around 20-30%, of which over two thirds are Protestant denominations (especially Methodists and Pentecostals) as well as smaller parts of the Catholic Church (according to their own information, approx. 5% of the population; Archdiocese of Freetown and Bo with three suffragan bishops) and the Anglican Church ( belonging to the province of West Africa).

A not inconsiderable part of the population (estimated between 5 and up to 30%) adheres to traditional African religions, with many people combining indigenous religious practices with a belief in Islam or Christianity. Secret societies, in which both men (Poro) and women have come together, play a major role in both religious and social terms.