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About Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country situated in the West of Africa and is officially called the Republic of Sierra Leone. The beaches, mountains and natural habitats are the attraction points of the Tourism in Sierra. Diamond mining is the base of the economy of Sierra.


Currency :

Leone (SLL)

Area :

71,740 square km (27,699 square miles)

Population :

5,485,998 (estimate)

Language :

English, Temne, Mende, Krio

Calling Code :

232

Time zone :

GMT (UTC+0)


Climate & Geography

The climate of Sierra Leone is marked by two distinct seasons of rainy and dry. The rainy season lasts from the month of May to November, while the dry season lasts from December to May. The agricultural circle of the country depends upon the rainy season. The average temperature of Sierra Leone is 26 degrees C (78.8 degrees F).

Sierra Leone lies between latitudes 7° and 10° N (a small area is south of 7°), and longitudes 10° and 14° W. Guinea lies to the north of the Sierra Leone, the Atlantic Ocean to its west and Liberia to the south and southeast.

Territory & Capital : The terrain of Sierra Leone can be divided into four distinct geographical regions. There are plateaus, mountains, river basins and forests. The northern parts of Sierra Leone forms most part of the forest areas, while the southern parts include the plains and the farmland. Sierra Leone has a coastline measuring around 400 km and (249 miles) and is a good source of marine resources. Freetown is the capital of Sierra Leone.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The tropical temperature of ensures that it can be visited at any time of the year.

Transportation

The highways and the several airports of Sierra Leone make them the most preferred methods of transportation. Apart from them, there are also good networks of railways and waterways.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of Sierra Leone for updated details of the requirements for a visa.


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