STATUS: Nationalized Work
CHURCHES: 25 Churches
Career Missionaries Rusty & Adriane Riddick
SIERRA LEONE – Country Information
The population of Sierra Leone is 6,624,933 as of 2020.
71,737 sq km / 27,698 sq mi (larger than West Virginia)
The capital city of Freetown operates one of the world’s largest natural harbors.
0.6% Other / Nonreligious
Mende, Temne, and Krio are widely spoken in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone is located on the west coast of Africa and consists of mangroves, wooded hill country, plateaus, and eastern mountains.
Sierra Leone is a poor country but possesses substantial mineral, agriculture, and fishery resources. Private financing controls mining concerns, commerce, and banking.
The original name given by the Portuguese for Sierra Leone was Serre Lyoa meaning, “Lion Mountains.”
Sierra Leone was colonized by freed slaves coming from England in 1787. It became a British colony in 1808 and gained its independence on April 27, 1961.
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