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Capital : Freetown
Language :  English
Currency :  Leone
Population : 7 075 641
Area : 71 740 km2

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Sierra Leone facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. 40% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. This country has more than 68,900 motor vehicles (11 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The national top-level domain is .sl . There are over 1 260 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .sl are: vector.sl, google.com.sl and news.sl.

5. In this country there are more than 11 300 km of paved roads (0.02% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 8 airports, 1 of the paved surface.

7. Full name of the country – Republic of Sierra Leone.

8. Political system – republic.


Geography in Sierra Leone

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1. The country is 4.3 times smaller than Poland.

2. The largest rivers are Mano, Moro, Sierra Leone, Sewa, Pampana, Rokel, Great Scarcies and Little Scarcies.

3. Sierra Leone borders with such countries as: Guinea 652 km, Liberia 306 km.

4. The highest peak is Bintumani, 1948 m above sea level.

5. In Sierra Leone there are 34350 km2 of agricultural land (48% of the country).

6. Dawule is the highest located town in the country.

7. 27158 km2 of the country is covered by forests (37.9%)

68. The nearest capital in a straight line from Freetown is Conakry (Guinea) – 124 km.

69. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Freetown is Honiara (Solomon Islands) – 19263 km.


Finance in Sierra Leone

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1. The minimum wage is 500,000 leone per month (data from 2015).

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 30% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 15% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is 16.5%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 6 112 000 000 (PLN 26 159 360 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 3,770,000,000 (PLN 16 135 600 000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 37.6% of GDP, which is about: $ 2 298 112 000 (PLN 9 835 919 360),
2018 year was 60.3 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 2,273,310,000 (PLN 9 729 766 800). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 352 (PLN 1,508).

7. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 1,368,000,000 .

8. The country has over $601,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0051% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Sierra Leone

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1. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

2. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 80 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 30% (2018).

5. The tax on goods and services is 15% (2018).

6. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 21.

7. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 26 days.

8. The last death penalty was carried out in 1998.


Education in Sierra Leone

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 91.

4. In this country there are 51.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 3,349,107 people).


Work in Sierra Leone

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1. The minimum wage is 500,000 leone per month (data from 2015).

2. The unemployment rate is 4.5% (data from 2018).

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 30% (2018).

4. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 26 days.

5. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Sierra Leone

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1. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, people live very short lives due to malnutrition and diseases.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

3. The largest rivers are Mano, Moro, Sierra Leone, Sewa, Pampana, Rokel, Great Scarcies and Little Scarcies.

4. The highest peak is Bintumani, 1948 m above sea level.

5. Dawule is the highest located town in the country.

6. The lowest temperature: 6.1 °C was measured in Yengema.

7. The highest temperature: 40 °C was measured in Daru.


Army in Sierra Leone

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1. Sierra Leone takes 132 place in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 10,700 professional and 0 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 2 tanks, 10 > armored vehicles, 5 jet aircraft and 5 helicopters.

4. The army in 2018 was assigned over 13 050 000 dollars.

5. The naval fleet consists of more than 10 ships (2018).


Society in Sierra Leone

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1. In Sierra Leone, an average adult consumes about 8.7 liters of pure alcohol a year.

2. The most beer is beer – 6%, then spirit – 1%, wine – 0.5%, and other alcoholic beverages – 92.5%.

3. In 2013, 220 people died as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 46% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 2,970,000 people).

5. 80% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 91.

7. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, people live very short lives due to malnutrition and diseases.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 19.2 years old.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 4.8 children.

10. In this country over 260,000 (2015) 902 462 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 14% of the population).

11. About 245,000 (2015) 450,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 85 people / km².

13. The main religion is Islam – 78%.

14. The country currently has 20 tribes that make up 90% of the total population.

15. The average age people living in this country is 19 years old.

16. In this country there are approximately:
2,764,000 people (41.93%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3,582,000 people (54.34%) in the age range 15-64 years.
245 900 people (3.73%) over 65 years old.

17. In this country, about 244,000 children are born each year (3.7% of the population), and about 71 300 people die (1.1% of the population).

18. 6 people in 1000 possess firearms.

19. 39% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

20. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 15 cigarettes a month.

21. The average life expectancy in this country is 46.3 years (women – 46.9 years and men – 45.7 years).


Symbols of Sierra Leone

1. Motto of the country – “Unity – Freedom – Justice”.


History of Sierra Leone

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1. Left-sided traffic was in force until February 28, 1971.

2. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on April 27, 1961.

3. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1961.

4. He joined the United Nations on September 27, 1961.


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What is the highest peak in Sierra Leone?

The highest peak in Sierra Leone is Bintumani (1948 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Sierra Leone?

The largest river is Kolenté.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Sierra Leone?

The largest lake is Sonfon (8.2 km2).

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone borders with such countries as: Guinea 652 km, Liberia 306 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age people living in this country is 19 years old.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 500,000 leone per month (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Sierra Leone?

The population density is 92 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Unity – Freedom – Justice”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 40 ° C was measured in Daru.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 6.1 ° C was measured in Yengema.

answer: Marta