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The turquoise clear beaches of Tokeh village, Sierra Leone
The turquoise clear beaches of Tokeh village, Sierra Leone

Tokeh

The turquoise clear beaches of Tokeh village
Photo by Radwan Skeiky

SIERRA LEONE

Africa

SIERRA LEONE

Africa

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Capital: Freetown

Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia

Government: Republic of Sierra Leone

Currency: leones (SLL)

Area: 71,740 sq km

Population: 6,807,277 (July 2021 est.)

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%)

Religion: Muslim 77.1%, Christian 22.9% (2019 est.)

Tel Code: +232

TimeZone: UTC+0

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