Sierra Leone

12 Jul 2014

Interesting Fact

Sierra Leone is officially called the Republic of Sierra Leone. It is predominantly Islamic, but is one of the most religiously tolerant countries in the world. Sierra Leone was previously a British colony, but gained independence in 1961.

Sierra Leone’s name originally meant “Lioness Mountains” in Portuguese. It has an area of 71,740 sq km, a population of 6.1 million, and a low HDI of 0.336.

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