Country Overview, Sierra Leone

Full Name: Republic of Sierra Leone

Population: 5.6 Million

Capital: Freetown

Area: 73,326  sq km [27,925 sq miles]

Major Languages: English Krio, Mende, Temne

Major Religions: Islam 60%, Christianity 30%, Animist 10%

Monetary unit: Leone [Le]

Main export: Diamond, gold, retile, bauxite, Iron ore, cocoa, coffee, Fish.

GDP: 6% [world bank 2012]

Internet Domain: sl

International dialing code: +232

Official/business hours: Monday- Friday. 8:00 -17:00 hrs

Time: Gmt

Electricity: 220 – 240 Volts AC, 50 H3

Official Holidays: 

·         1st January- New years day

·         18th February- armed forces day

·         27 April – Independent day

·         25 December- Christmas day

·         26 December – Boxing day

Below are lunar and movable

·         Good Friday and Easter Monday

·         Eid-ul-fitri

·         Moulid ul nabi

·         Eld ul adha

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