Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is on the West Coast of . The potential for tourism is vast, but largely unrealised. Tourists are starting to return after the end of the Civil War in 2002, and tour operators are looking closely at what the country has to offer.

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is the capital city of Sierra Leone and is the heart of the Western region. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the third largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the country's . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the second city of Sierra Leone and the main city of the Southern region. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the largest city in the of Sierra Leone. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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is the highest peak in Sierra Leone and the , at 1,945 metres. Photo: Rokaso, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Town is the capital and largest city of the diamond-rich in the of Sierra Leone. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a city in Sierra Leone. is the former capital of the north of Sierra Leone. became the new capital during the war. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a coastal town located on in in the of Sierra Leone.

The are a prime tourist destination in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone

Latitude of center
8.57° or 8° 34' 12" north
Longitude of center
-11.755° or 11° 45' 18" west
Population
5,290,000
Elevation
361 metres (1,184 feet)
Capital
Area
71,740 km² (27,699 miles²)
Currency
Leone (SLL)
Phone code
232
Internet domain
.sl
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424314123
Geo­Names ID
2403846
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Sierra Leone
  • Achinese: Sierra Leone
  • Afar: Serra-Leone
  • Afrikaans: Sierra Leone
  • Akan: Sierra Leone
  • Albanian: Siera Leone
  • Albanian: Sierra-Leone
  • Amharic: ሴራሊዮን
  • Amharic: ሴየራ ሌዎን
  • Arabic: Sierra Leone
  • Arabic: سيراليون
  • Aragonese: Sierra Leone
  • Armenian: Սիեռա Լեոնե
  • Armenian: Սիերա Լեոնե
  • Armenian: Սյերա-Լեոնե
  • Arpitan: Siérra Leone
  • Assamese: চিয়েৰা লিঅ’ন
  • Asturian: Sierra Lleona
  • Avaric: Sierraleona
  • Azerbaijani: Syerra-Leone
  • Balinese: Sierra Leone
  • Bambara: Sera Leon
  • Bambara: Siyera Lewɔni
  • Banjar: Sierra Leone
  • Bashkir: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Basque: Sierra Leona
  • Bavarian: Sierra Leone
  • Belarusian: Сьера-Леонэ
  • Belarusian: С’ера-Леоне
  • Bengali: সিয়েরা লিওন
  • Bhojpuri: सिएरा लियोन
  • Bishnupriya: সিয়েরা লিওন
  • Bosnian: Sijera Leone
  • Breton: Sierra Leone
  • Bulgarian: Сиера Леоне
  • Burmese: ဆီယာရာ လီယွန်း
  • Burmese: ဆီရာလီယွန်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: República de Serra Lleona
  • Catalan: República de Sierra Leone
  • Catalan: Serra Lleona
  • Catalan: Sierra Leone
  • Cebuano: Sierra Leone
  • Cebuano: Syeralyone
  • Central Bikol: Sierra Leona
  • Central Kurdish: سیەرالیۆن
  • Chavacano: Sierra Leona
  • Chechen: Сьерра- Леоне
  • Chechen: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Chinese: Sierra Leone
  • Chinese: Sàilālì'áng
  • Chinese: 塞拉利昂 / 獅子山
  • Chinese: 塞拉利昂
  • Chinese: 塞拉勒窝内
  • Chinese: 獅子山
  • Chinese: 獅子山共和國
  • Cornish: Sierra Leon
  • Crimean Tatar: Syerra Leone
  • Croatian: Sijera Leone
  • Czech: Sierra Leone
  • Danish: Sierra Leone
  • Dhivehi: ސެރެލިއޯން
  • Dimli (individual language): Sierra Leone
  • Dotyali: सियरा लियोन
  • Dutch: SL
  • Dutch: SLE
  • Dutch: Sierra Leone
  • Dzongkha: སི་ར་ ལི་འོན
  • Eastern Mari: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Egyptian Arabic: سييراليون
  • English: Republic of Sierra Leone
  • English: SLE
  • English: sl
  • English: 🇸🇱
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Sieraleono
  • Esperanto: SL
  • Esperanto: Siera-Leono
  • Esperanto: Sieraleono
  • Estonian: Sierra Leone
  • Estonian: Sierra Leone Vabariik
  • Ewe: Sierra Leone
  • Ewe: Sierra Leone nutome
  • Ewe: Sira Liɔ̃
  • Extremaduran: Sierra Leona
  • Faroese: Sierra Leona
  • Fiji Hindi: Sierra Leone
  • Finnish: Sierra Leone
  • Finnish: Sierra Leonen tasavalta
  • French: SL
  • French: Sierra Leone
  • French: la République de Sierra Leone
  • Fulah: Sarliyon
  • Fulah: Seraa liyon
  • Gagauz: Syerra Leone
  • Galician: Serra Leoa - Sierra Leone
  • Galician: Serra Leoa
  • Ganda: Sierra Leone
  • Ganda: Siyeralewone
  • Georgian: სიერა-ლეონე
  • Georgian: სიერა ლეონე
  • German: Republik Sierra Leone
  • German: Sierra Leone
  • Greek: Σιέρα Λεόνε
  • Guarani: Siérra Leõ
  • Guianese Creole French: Syéra Léonn
  • Gujarati: સિએરા લિઓન
  • Gujarati: સિએરા લિયોન
  • Gujarati: સીએરા લેઓન
  • Haitian: Syera Leyòn
  • Haitian: Syera Leòn
  • Hakka Chinese: Sierra Leone
  • Hausa: Salewo
  • Hausa: Saliyo
  • Hausa: Sierra Leone
  • Hebrew: סיארה לאונה
  • Hebrew: סיארה ליאון
  • Hebrew: סיירה לאון
  • Hebrew: סיירה לאונה
  • Hindi: सिएरा लियोन
  • Hindi: सियरालेओन
  • Hindi: सीएरा लिओन
  • Hungarian: Sierra Leone
  • Hungarian: Sierra Leone Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Síerra Leóne
  • Ido: Sierra Leone
  • Igbo: Sierra Leone
  • Iloko: Sierra Leone
  • Inari Sami: Sierra Leone
  • Inari Sami: Sierra Leone täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Sierra Leone
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Sierra Leone
  • Interlingue: Sierra Leone
  • Irish: Siarra Leon
  • Italian: Repubblica della Sierra Leone
  • Italian: Sierra Leone
  • Jamaican Creole English: Siera Lyuon
  • Japanese: シエラレオネ
  • Japanese: シエラレオネ共和国
  • Javanese: Giri Sima
  • Javanese: Siéra Léoné
  • Javanese: Siérra Léoné
  • Kabiyè: Siyeeraa Leyɔɔnɩ
  • Kabyle: Sierra Leone
  • Kalaallisut: Sierra Leone
  • Kalmyk: Сьералегонмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಸಿಯೆರ್ರಾ ಲಿಯೋನ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Serra-Leone
  • Kashmiri: سیٖرالیوون
  • Kazakh: Сиерра-Леоне
  • Kazakh: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Khmer: សៀរ៉ាឡេអូន
  • Kikuyu: Siera Leoni
  • Kikuyu: Sierra Leone
  • Kinyarwanda: Siyera Lewone
  • Kirghiz: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Kongo: Siera Leone
  • Korean: 시에라리온
  • Korean: 시에라 리온
  • Kotava: Sierraleona
  • Kurdish: Sierra Leone
  • Kurdish: سیەرالیۆن
  • Ladin: Sierra Leone
  • Ladino: Sierra Leona
  • Lao: Sierra Leone
  • Lao: ເຊຍຣາ ລີໂອນ
  • Latin: Mons Leoninus
  • Latvian: Sjerraleone
  • Ligurian: Sierra Lion
  • Limburgan: Sierra Leone
  • Lingala: Siera Leonɛ
  • Lingala: Sierra Leone
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Siera Leon
  • Literary Chinese: 塞拉利昂
  • Lithuanian: Siera Leonė
  • Livvi: Sierra Leone
  • Lojban: sieras. leon
  • Lombard: Sierra Leone
  • Low German: Sierra Leone
  • Lower Sorbian: Sierra Leone
  • Luba-Katanga: Siera Leone
  • Luxembourgish: Sierra Leone
  • Macedonian: Сиера Леоне
  • Maithili: सिएरा लियोन
  • Malagasy: Siera Leôna
  • Malagasy: Sierra Leone
  • Malay: Siera Leon
  • Malay: Sierra Leone
  • Malayalam: സിയെറ ലിയോൺ
  • Malayalam: സീറാ ലിയോൺ
  • Maltese: Repubblika ta’ Sierra Leone
  • Maltese: Sierra Leone
  • Manx: Sierra Leone
  • Maori: Te Araone
  • Marathi: सिएरा लिओन
  • Marathi: सियेरा लिओन
  • Mazanderani: سیرالئون
  • Min Dong Chinese: Sierra Leone
  • Min Nan Chinese: Sierra Leone
  • Minangkabau: Sierra Leone
  • Mingrelian: სიერა-ლეონე
  • Mongolian: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Mongolian: Сьерра Леон
  • Moroccan Arabic: سييرا ليون
  • N'Ko: ߛߙߊ߬ߟߏ߲߫
  • Nauru: Sierra Leone
  • Navajo: Náshdóítsoh Bitsiijįʼ Daditłʼooʼígíí Bidził
  • Nepali: सिएरा लियोन
  • Nepali: सिएर्रा लिओन
  • Nepali: सीयेरा लीओन
  • Newari: सिएरा लियोन
  • Newari: सियरा लियोन
  • Newari: सीयेरा लीओन
  • North Ndebele: Sierra Leone
  • Northern Frisian: Sierra Leone
  • Northern Luri: سیرالئون
  • Northern Sami: Sierra Leone
  • Northern Sami: Sierra Leone dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Sierra Leone
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Sierra Leone
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sierra Leone
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sierra Leone
  • Novial: Siera Leone
  • Occitan (post 1500): Sierra Leone
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Sierra Leone
  • Oriya: ସିଏରା ଲିଓନ
  • Oromo: Seraa Liyoon
  • Ossetian: Сьеррæ-Леоне
  • Pali: सियारा-लियोन
  • Pampanga: Sierra Leone
  • Panjabi: ਸਿਏਰਾ ਲਿਓਨ
  • Papiamento: Serra Leoa
  • Papiamento: Sierra Leone
  • Pedi: Sierra Leone
  • Persian: جمهوری سیرالئون
  • Persian: سیرالئون
  • Persian: سیرا لیون
  • Piemontese: Sierra Leone
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Sierra Leone
  • Polish: Sierra Leone
  • Portuguese: Serra Leoa
  • Pushto: سیرالیون
  • Pushto: سییرا لیون
  • Pushto: سېرالیون
  • Quechua: Liyun Urqu
  • Quechua: Sierra Leona
  • Romanian: Sierra Leone
  • Romansh: Sierra Leone
  • Rundi: Siyeralewone
  • Russia Buriat: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Russian: Республика Сьерра-Леоне
  • Russian: Республика Сьерра Леоне
  • Russian: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Russian: Сьерра Леоне
  • Samoan: Sierra Leone
  • Samogitian: Sėira Leuonė
  • Sango: Sierä-Leône
  • Sanskrit: सियारा-लियोन
  • Santali: ᱥᱤᱭᱮᱨᱟ ᱞᱤᱭᱚᱱ
  • Sardinian: Sierra Leone
  • Saterfriesisch: Sierra Leone
  • Scots: Sierra Leone
  • Scottish Gaelic: Siarra Leòmhann
  • Serbian: Sijera Leone
  • Serbian: Сиера Леоне
  • Serbian: Сијера Леоне
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sijera Leone
  • Shan: မိူင်းသီႇဢႄႇရႃႇလီႇယူၼ်ႇ
  • Shona: Sierra Leone
  • Sicilian: Serra Liuni
  • Silesian: Sierra Leone
  • Sindhi: سيرا ليون
  • Sinhala: සියරාලියෝන්
  • Sinhala: සියෙරා ලියෝන්
  • Skolt Sami: Sierra Leone
  • Skolt Sami: Sierra Leone tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Sierra Leone
  • Slovenian: Sierra Leone
  • Somali: Sierra Leone
  • Somali: Siraaliyoon
  • South Azerbaijani: سیرالئون
  • Southern Sotho: Sierra Leone
  • Spanish: República de Sierra Leona
  • Spanish: Sierra Leona
  • Sundanese: Sierra Leone
  • Swahili: Siera Leoni
  • Swahili: Sierra Leone
  • Swati: ISiriya-Liyoni
  • Swedish: Republiken Sierra Leone
  • Swedish: Sierra Leone
  • Swiss German: Sierra Leone
  • Tagalog: Bulubunduking Leona
  • Tagalog: Sierra Leone
  • Tajik: Сиерра-Леоне
  • Tajik: Сиерра Леоне
  • Tamil: சியாரா லியோன்
  • Tamil: சியேரா லியோனி
  • Tatar: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Telugu: సియెరా లియోన్
  • Telugu: సియెర్రా లియాన్
  • Thai: ประเทศเซียร์ราลีโอน
  • Thai: เซียร์ราลีโอน
  • Tibetan: སི་ར་ལེ་ཨོན།
  • Tibetan: སེ་ཡར་ར། ལིའོན།
  • Tigrinya: ሴራሊዮን
  • Tok Pisin: Sierra Leone
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Siela Leone
  • Tosk Albanian: Sierra Leone
  • Tsonga: Siyera Liyona
  • Tunisian Arabic: سياراليوني
  • Turkish: Sierra Leone
  • Turkmen: Sýerra-Leone
  • Turkmen: Sýerra Leone
  • Twi: Sierra Leone
  • Udmurt: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Uighur: سيېررا لېئونې
  • Uighur: سېررالېئون
  • Ukrainian: Республіка Сьєрра-Леоне
  • Ukrainian: С'єра Леоне
  • Ukrainian: С'єрра-Леоне
  • Ukrainian: Сьєрра-Леоне
  • Upper Sorbian: Sierra Leone
  • Urdu: سیرالیون
  • Uzbek: Syerra-Leone
  • Uzbek: Syerra Leone
  • Venetian: Siera Leon
  • Veps: Sjerra Leone
  • Vietnamese: Sierra Leone
  • Vietnamese: Xi-ê-ra Lê-ôn (Sierra Leone)
  • Vietnamese: Xi-ê-ra Lê-ôn
  • Volapük: Sieraleonän
  • Võro: Sierra Leone
  • Waray (Philippines): Sierra Leone
  • Welsh: Sierra Leone
  • Western Frisian: Sierra Leone
  • Western Frisian: Sierra Leöane
  • Western Mari: Сьерра-Леоне
  • Western Panjabi: سیرالیون
  • Wolof: Siraa Leyoon
  • Wolof: Siyera Lewon
  • Wu Chinese: 塞拉利昂
  • Yakut: Сьерра Леоне
  • Yiddish: סיערע לעאנע
  • Yoruba: Siria looni
  • Yoruba: Siẹrra Léònè
  • Yue Chinese: 塞拉利昂
  • Zeeuws: Sierra Leone
  • Zhuang: Sierra Leone
  • Zulu: ISiera Liyoni
  • Zulu: i-Sierra Leone
  • Siera Leuonė
  • Særa Lion
  • Tepētlah Leona

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