Country Overview

Full NameRepublic of Sierra Leone
Population5.6 Million
CapitalFreetown
Area73,326 sq km (27,925 sq miles)
Major LanguagesEnglish, Krio
Major ReligionsIslam, Christianity
Monetary UnitLeone (Le)
Main ExportsDiamonds, Rutile, Iron Ore, Bauxite, Gold, Cocoa, Coffee, Fish
GDP6% (World Bank)
Internet Domain.SL
International Dialing Code+232
Official/Business HoursMonday to Friday – 08.00 – 17.00 hours
Time ZoneSierra Leone is on GMT all year around.
Electricity220 – 240 volts AC, 50Hz
Official HolidaysSierra Leone Government celebrates Islamic, Christian and National Holidays. Holidays marked with asterisk (*) are lunar and moveable each year.

  • 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • 27 April – Independence Day
  • Good Friday and Easter Monday*
  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Eid-Ul-Fitri*
  • Moulid Ul Nabi*
  • Eld Ul Adha*