Where is Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 8.460555 and longitude -11.779889 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 8° 27' 38.00'' N
  • 11° 46' 47.60'' W

You can see the location of Sierra Leone on the world map below:

Sierra Leone Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Sierra Leone (SL) are:

  1. Guinea (GN)
  2. Liberia (LR)

Maritime Borders

Sierra Leone borders the Atlantic Ocean.

Sierra Leone Related Content

Sierra Leone Key Facts

CountrySierra Leone
CoordinatesLatitude: 8.460555
Longitude: -11.779889
Country CodesAlpha 2: SL
Alpha 3: SLE
Country Flag Emoji🇸🇱
Int. Phone Prefix+232
Capital cityFreetown
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Northern Africa
Country Area71,740 sq km
Population 20218,141,343
World Rank: 101
Median Age18.8
Life expectancy60.1
Major languagesEnglish (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC±00:00
Internet TLD.sl
Biggest AirportLungi International Airport (FNA)
Average temperature26.05 °C
78.89 °F
Administrative Divisions1 area 4 provinces
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Sierra Leone Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyLeone (SLL)
GDP in 2020$4.1 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 159
GDP per capita in 2020$509
World Rank: 189
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United States, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, United States, Belgium, United Kingdom, France

Biggest Cities in Sierra Leone

Here are the largest cities in Sierra Leone based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Freetown 951,000
Bo 233,684
Kenema 188,463
Makeni 87,679
Koidu-Bulma 87,539

Map of Sierra Leone with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region