What is the Latitude and Longitude on Sierra Leone?
Latitude of Sierra Leone is:8.5 and Longitude of Sierra Leone is: -11.5
A country famous for its huge Diamond reserves, Sierra Leone is an African nation located in the western part of the continent. Sierra Leone is also a land of diverse cultures and number of ethnic groups. Sierra Leone achieved independence from United Kingdom in 1961 but since then it has been marred by civil wars and political instability paving way for corruption and poverty.
Sierra Leone is located at the geographical coordinates of 8.5 North and 11.5 West. Spread over an area of 71,740 square kilometres, Sierra Leone is home to a population of approximately 6.4 million according to 2010 census. It shares its boundary with Liberia in the southeast, Guinea in the north and the east and Atlantic Ocean in the west and southwest. Freetown is the capital and the largest city of Sierra Leone.
Mountains dominate the eastern part of Sierra Leone. Mount Bintumani is the most elevated peak in the country at a height of 6,391 feet. Farmlands and forests characterize the central part of the county, which is mostly lowland. The tropical climate of the country is accompanied with a wet season from May to November.
The diamonds and mining drive Sierra Leone's economy. It is one of the top ten diamond producing countries in the world. Agriculture employs a large percentage of the population.
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