flag Sierra Leone Sierra Leone: Statistical Overview

Capital: Freetown

Population

Total Population: 8,605,718
Natural Increase: 2.2%
Density: 117 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 43.8%
Ethnic Origins: The population is comprised of 15 ethnic groups, of which the Mende and Temne make up almost two-thirds of the total population; the Krio Creoles, descendants of Jamaicans, about 1%; while other ethnic groups and non-Sierra Leoneans make up 36% of the population. (Statistics Sierra Leone)
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Mende, Temne, Krio and others.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslims 60%, Christians 10%, Indigenous beliefs 30%.
Literacy Rate: 34.8%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Freetown

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Leone (SLL)

Country Overview

Area: 72,300 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
Substantial production of diamonds; it depends on international financial aid.
HDI*: 0.413/1
HDI (World Rank): 181/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Sierra Leone, dial 00
To call Sierra Leone, dial +232
Internet Suffix: .sl
Telephone Lines: 0.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 1.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 14.2% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,5022,1461,8031,9662,154
Exports of Goods (million USD) 6354236971,1241,270
Imports of Services (million USD) 430165238331n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 75536837n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.

 

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