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Population numbers: 6.092 million
How many square miles: 27,699 square miles
Geography fast facts (uniqueness):
Sierra Leone,in West Africa, is a country flanked by Guinea in the North,Liberia in the Southeast and the Atlantic Ocean in the Southwest.
It covers a total area of 71,740 km. and has an estimated population of 5.2 to 6 million.
Sierra Leone, a former British Colony, is now a Constitutional republic comprising of the provinces, with its western area divided further into 14 districts.
Sierra Leone is blessed with tropical climate and diverse environment ranging from the savannah to the rainforest.
The largest city and economic center of the country , Freetown is also its capital.
Sierra Leone is rich in mineral resources, has since long relied on mining,especially of diamonds, for its economic sustenance.
Sierra Leone, also known as “the little jewel” in West Africa is blessed with a fusion of different cultures, religions and races.
Sierra Leone is a home to to around 16 ethnic groups.
River Rokel is the longest river in Sierra Leone.
Mangrove swamps lie along the coast, with wooded hills and a plateau in the interior. The eastern region is mountainous.
Capital City: Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean and is located in the Western Area of the country.
Religion: Islam is the largest religion in Sierra Leone, with significant Christian and animist minorities. According to a 2015 estimate from the Pew Research Centre, 78.0% of the population is Muslim, 20.9% is Christian, while the rest of the population is either animist or follows other religious beliefs.