Republic of Sierra Leone Country Profile
 


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Short Facts

Land area:
71,740 km²

Capital:
Freetown

Languages:
English, Mende, Temne, Krio

Population (2008 est):
6,294,774

Religion:
60% Muslim, 10% Christians, 30% indiginous belief

Life expectancy:
41 years

GDP 2008 (est):
USD 4.418 billion

GDP/capita 2008 (est):
USD 700

Inflation rate 2007 (est):
11.7%

Natural resources:
diamonds, rutile, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite