Sierra Leone Population Details

What is the population of Sierra Leone?

Population 6,624,933
Population Growth Rate 2.3%
Urban Population 39.2%
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%

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