Sierra Leone Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: The largest meal is eaten at midday. The staple for the noon meal is foo-foo a dough-like paste made from... More
  • Family: For Sierra Leoneans, families consist of father, mother and their children, however extended family is important. It is expected of... More
  • Fashion: Western style fashion is popular with the young people, Tee-shirts and jeans. For everyday women wear simple dresses, skirts and... More

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Capital Freetown
Government Type presidential republic
Currency SLL
Population 6,018,888
Total Area 27,699 Square Miles
71,740 Square Kilometers
Location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia
Language 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%)

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