Sierra Leone Flag

Sierra Leone flag
Sierra Leone flag

Sierra Leone's flag has three horizontal bars of green, white, and blue. The flag's colors are symbolic, with green symbolizing the country's agricultural and natural resources, white signifying unification and justice, and blue representing the country's mineral richness and the Atlantic Ocean.

Sierra Leone obtained independence from British colonial administration in 1961, and the flag was approved in same year. Previously, the country flew the British Blue Ensign defaced with the Crown Colony of Sierra Leone's arms. The tricolor pattern was chosen to represent the country's distinct African and European origins.

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Country information

Sierra Leone is a country located in West Africa, bordered by Guinea to the north and east and Liberia to the southeast. It is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Sierra Leone is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coastlines.

The history of Sierra Leone dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of African, European, and other influences. Sierra Leone gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1961, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.

Today, Sierra Leone is a lower-middle-income country with a small and diversified economy. The country is known for its mining industry, as well as for its production of agricultural products such as rice, cassava, and livestock. Sierra Leone has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official language of Sierra Leone is English.

Independent Yes
Country codes SL, SLE (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Sierra Leone
Official languages English
Religion 78.5% Islam, 20.4% Christianity, 1.1% Others
Capital city Freetown
Continent Africa
Time zone UTC (GMT)
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
African Union
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 8,396,703 (2023)
Population density 111 per Km2 (286 people per mi2)
Urban Population 43.3 % of the population is urban (3,453,971 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -4,200
Median age 19.4 years
Total area The total land area is 72,180 Km2 (27,869 sq. miles)
Highest point Mount Bintumani (1 948 m, 6 391 ft)
Lowest point North Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ 480 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Sierra Leonean leone (Le, SLL)
Calling code +232
Internet TLD .sl (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Sierra Leone Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Sierra Leone

1 Freetown 802,639
2 Bo 174,354
3 Kenema 143,137
4 Koidu 88,000
5 Makeni 87,679
6 Lunsar 22,461
7 Port Loko 21,308
8 Waterloo 19,750
9 Kabala 17,948
10 Segbwema 16,532
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