Description flag of Sierra Leone
three equal horizontal bands of light green (top), white and light blue
Republic of Sierra Leone (long)
Sierra Leone (short)
Sierra Leonean(s) (noun) Sierra Leone (adjective)
English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)
6,294,774 ranked 105, (data 2008)
rainfall along the coast can reach 495 cm (195 inches) a year, making it one of the wettest places along coastal, western Africa. The lowest point is Atlantic Ocean 0 m.
958km, Guinea 652 km, Liberia 306 km.
3 provinces and 1 area*; Eastern, Northern, Southern, Western*