What is Sierra Leone like?
Map of Sierra Leone
|Government Type||presidential republic|
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%)|
|GDP - real growth rate||-23.9%|