What is the population of Sierra Leone?
|Population Growth Rate||2.3%|
|Population in Major Urban Areas||FREETOWN (capital) 941,000|
|Nationality Noun||Sierra Leonean(s)|
|Nationality Adjective||Sierra Leonean|
|Ethnic Groups||20 native African tribes 90% (Temne 30%, Mende 30%, other 30%), Creole (Krio) 10% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century), refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, small numbers of Europeans,|
|Languages||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%)|
|Rate of Urbanization- annual rate of change||3.04%|