The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa. The Portuguese have given this name, which means lion mountains or lionic mountain ranges because of the abundance of lions in the region. Neighbors; Guinea to the northeast; to the southeast is Liberia and to the southwest is the Atlantic Ocean. Area; 71.740 km2. The Capital; is Freetown.
Cities of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leoneus Area Code: +232
Sierra Leone's Currency: Sierra Leone Leonesi.
Freetown, Bo, Kenema and Makeni.
Sierra Leone's Economy
75% of the working population in Sierra Leone is engaged in agriculture. Agricultural products provide one third of gross national product. The main plants grown in the country are cocoa, coffee, dates, rice and ginger. These plants are exported, excluding rice.
Commercial economy is largely dependent on the operation of mineral wealth. About 60% of the exports constitute a diamond mine. Iron ore is the second important export commodity. Some bauxite and titanium dioxide mining have also developed.
Sierra Leone's biggest problem is that he cannot reach a potential to direct himself. The state administrators who have taken office have sold their wealth to other countries by giving billions of dollars to the value and giving it to the price and there is corruption in this area. Civil war broke out in the witnessing country and nearly 50,000 people lost their lives. In this civil war between 1991 and 2002, the country was almost completely destroyed.
Sierra Leone's Export Products
Processed Crustaceans, Iron Ore, Diamonds, Titanium Ore and Starch Foods.
Sierra Leone's Import Products
Rice, Packaged medicines, Automobile, Refined Oil.
Sierra Leone's Export Countries
China, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ivory Coast, Romania and the Netherlands.
Sierra Leone's Imports Countries
China, the United States, India, the United Arab Emirates and Great Britain.
Nations Living in Sierra Leone
There are many ethnic groups in the region. However, the most known of these groups are the people of Temne and Mende. The people of Temne live mostly in the north while the Mende people struggle for survival in the southeast.
Languages spoken in Sierra Leone
Official languages; English and Bengali. The country also has a wide variety of local languages.