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Sierra Leone
(3,003 words)

The Republic of Sierra Leone

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

8,047,000

Area

72,000 sq. km (28,000 sq. mi)

Population density

110/sq. km (290/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

2.14% (per 1,000: births 32, deaths 11)

Under 15 years

41%

Urban dwellers

43% (3.02% p.a.)

Capital city

Freetown 1,202,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

26% Mende, 25% Themne, 11% Krio, 6% West-Central Limba, 6% Kuranko, plus 23 others

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“Sierra Leone”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02SLE>
First published online: 2020



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