Country Overview

Full Name Republic of Sierra Leone
Population 7.5 Million
Capital Freetown
Area 73,326 sq km (27,925 sq miles)
Major Languages English, Krio
Major Religions Islam, Christianity
Monetary Unit Leone (Le)
Main Exports Diamonds, Rutile, Iron Ore, Bauxite, Gold, Cocoa, Coffee, Fish
GDP 6% (World Bank)
Internet Domain .SL
International Dialing Code +232
Official/Business Hours Monday to Friday – 08.00 – 17.00 hours
Time Zone Sierra Leone is on GMT all year around.
Electricity 220 – 240 volts AC, 50Hz
Official Holidays Sierra Leone Government celebrates Islamic, Christian and National Holidays. Holidays marked with an 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*