Sierra Leone Facts and History

Discover the wonders of Sierra Leone!

Flag of Sierra Leone
National Flag of Sierra Leone

Interesting facts about Sierra Leone

  • Official Name: Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Form of Government: republic with one legislative house (Parliament [1461])
  • President: Julius Maada Bio
  • Prime Minister: David J. Francis
  • GDP: 4.122 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Freetown
  • Population: 7.813 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: English
  • Currency: Sierra Leonean leone
  • Timezone: GMT
  • Area: 71,740 km²
  • Dialing Code: +232
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Lion Mountains,Loma Mountains
  • Major Rivers: Sewa,Jong,Little Scarcies,Rokel
  • Continent: Africa
  • Border Countries: Sierra Leone is bordered on the north and east by Guinea, on the south by Liberia, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.

Map of Sierra Leone

National Symbols of Sierra Leone

  • National Bird: Red Kite
  • National Anthem: “High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free”
  • National Animal: Chimpanzees
  • National Flower: Flora
  • National Poet: Victoria Kanu
  • National Game: Football