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Sierra Leone


  1. Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea in the north-east, Liberia in the south-east, and the Atlantic ocean in the south-west. Sierra Leone has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests. Sierra Leone has a total area of 71,740 km² and an estimated population of 6 million. Freetown is the capital, largest city, and its economic and political centre. Bo is the second largest city and second major economic center in the country. The country is divided into four geographical regions: the Northern Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province and the Western Area, which are further divided into fourteen districts.
  2. Sierra Leone: The Commonwealth realm of Sierra Leone, officially known as "Sierra Leone", was a predecessor to the present-day Republic of Sierra Leone. It was the African country with the longest tenure as a Commonwealth realm, existing between 27 April 1961 and 19 April 1971.

There are other places with in their name, like Sierra Leone National Museum and Sierra Leone National Railway Museum.


  1. "Sierra Leone" is a book by Margaret Binns.
  2. "Sierra Leone" is a book by Hilton Ebenezer Fyle.
    • also known as "Sierra Leone: the fighter from death row: testimony of survival by a Christian journalist"
  3. "Sierra Leone" is a book by G. A. Lethbridge Banbury.
    • also known as "Sierra Leone: or, The white man's grave"


"Sierra Leone" is a 1987 film directed by Uwe Schrader.

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Phrases starting with Sierra Leone:

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  2. Sierra Leone Sign Language
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  4. Sierra Leone Free-Tailed Bat

Phrases ending with Sierra Leone:

  1. capital of sierra leone
  2. republic of sierra leone

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sierra Leone

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Google previewCorporate Warriors (2008)

The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry by Peter Warren Singer

David Sichor, Punishment for Profit Sierra Leone is a former British colony located in West Africa.

More important, Sierra Leone is an exemplar of the desperate position that weak states found ...

Google previewEconomic and Social Crises in Sierra Leone: (2008)

The Role of Small-Scale Entrepreneurs in Petty Trading as a Strategy for Survival 1960-1996 by Fouday S Kamara

Sierra Leone is a multi-ethnic society with different cults and religious practices but despite these differences, there is a general consensus that cultural induced values bind the society together.

Google previewSierra Leone and Its People (2011)

by Bankole Kamara Taylor, Bankole Kamara, Bankole Taylor, Editor

Sierra Leone is a member of the Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS). With Liberia and Guinea, it formed the Mano River Union (MRU), a customs union, primarily designed to implement development projects and promote ...

Google previewFighting Brits (2013)

by Jim Keys

Sierra Leone is a former British colony in West Africa, about the size of Scotland and had been wracked by civil war since 1991, when rebels calling themselves the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) attempted to bring down the government.

Google previewAfrica’s Deadliest Conflict (2013)

Media Coverage of the Humanitarian Disaster in the Congo and the United Nations Response, 1997–2008 by Walter C. Soderlund, E. Donald Briggs, Tom Pierre Najem, Blake C. Roberts

Leone in the early 1990s presages developments that were to ravage the Congo beginning two years later: “Sierra Leone is a microcosm of what is occurring, albeit in a more tempered and gradual manner, throughout West Africa and much ...

Google previewA Talent for Friendship (2014)

Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait by John Edward Terrell

Since generally speaking Sierra Leone is a highly patriarchic ...

Google previewState Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror (2004)

by Robert I. Rotberg

Furthermore, Sierra Leone is a case in which rulers intentionally destroyed state capacity to provide public goods. Conflict developed in that context, but did not fundamentally threaten the political power of those whose actions generated the ...

Google previewMilitary Intervention (2004)

Cases in Context for the Twenty-First Century by William J. Lahneman

Sierra Leone is a case of state collapse in which the conflicts of the 1990s were not an independent event but merely the work of maggots on a dead body. Thus, no intervention could have done anything more, at best, than remove the ...

Google previewComparative and International Criminal Justice Systems (2013)

Policing, Judiciary, and Corrections, Third Edition by Obi N. I. Ebbe

Brief hiSTory Sierra Leone is a relatively small West African country with an area of 27,925 square miles and a population of 3.7 million people. It is bounded on the west and north by Guinea and on the east by Liberia. The country is made up ...

Google previewThe Politics of Conflict Economies (2014)

Miners, Merchants and Warriors in the African Borderland by Morten Bøås

Sierra Leone is a mineral-rich country containing some of the world's most valuable deposits of diamonds. Nevertheless, it is one of the world's poorest countries (UNDP 2009). Rather than having contributed to national wealth, the diamond ...

Google previewArtificial Structures and Shorelines (2012)

by H. Jesse Walker

32, SIERRA LEONE E. J. Anthony U. F. R. de Géographie Université Louis Pasteur 3, rue de l'Argonne 67083 Strasbourg France COASTLINE MORPHOLOGY Sierra Leone is a seasonally humid tropical country with a total shoreline length ...

Google previewStrategic Environmental Assessment in Development Practice A Review of Recent Experience (2012)

A Review of Recent Experience by OECD

The WAMSSA is keeping alive the policy dialogue opened by the SESA because Sierra Leone is a potential beneficiary of the AMGP, but the WAMSSA also complements the SESA as it will provide the regional dimension of the environmental ...

Google previewInvestment Policy Review (2010)

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country of important investment opportunities, endowed with rich natural resources (including minerals, fertile land, water, fish stocks and energy), a strategic maritime location, abundant labour at relatively low cost, as well as ...

Google previewThe Paradoxes of History and Memory in Post-Colonial Sierra Leone (2013)

by Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley, Ismail Rashid

Indeed, even demographically speaking, Sierra Leone is a youthful nation.

Google previewJohnson's Gardener's Dictionary (1894)

by George William Johnson, Charles Henry Wright

Sierra Leone. 1840. —fw'scum. Chocolate. April. Sierra Leone.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Airlines (1998)

by Ben R. Guttery

Sierra Leone Airlines Gets a Helping Hand from Alia.” Air Transport World, August 1984, pp. 43—44.

Google previewDictionary of Banking and Finance (2009)

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Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

1913, Freetown, Sierra Leone doctor, playwright, and novelist The Sierra Leone doctor, playwright, and novelist R.Sarif Easmon was born into a distinguished family of physicians in Freetown. Easmon was an outstanding medical student at ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

SIERRA LEONE, a British colony on the West Coast of Africa , ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne

Sierra Leone, Vicariate Apostolic of (Siehk-e Leon is, Sierra-Leonensis), comprises the English colony of that name and the surrounding territory from French Guinea on the north and east to Liberia on the south. The capital, Freetown ...

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I think they do have to get it right in Sierra Leone. There has to be something in there now to establish confidence, to stabilize the situation, and then to move to some sort of political negotiations. (Alex Morrison)
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