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Sierra Leone is located on the west coast of Africa. The country is bordered by Guinea to the north and northeast, Liberia to the south and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Sierra Leone has a total area of 71,740 sq km

In the west, Sierra Leone has some 400 km (249 mi) of Atlantic coastline, giving it both bountiful marine resources and attractive tourist potential. The coast has areas of low-lying Guinean mangroves swamp.





7,804,341 (2018 estimate)


Official Language




According to a 2009 estimate, 71.3% of Sierra Leone’s population is Muslim, 26.8% is Christian and 1.9% of the population is either animist or follows other religious beliefs.






The climate is tropical, with two seasons determining the agricultural cycle: the rainy season from May to November, and a dry season from December to May, which includes harmattan,
when cool, dry winds blow in off the Sahara Desert and the night-time temperature can be as low as 16 °C (60.8 °F). The average temperature is 26 °C (78.8 °F) and varies from around 26 to 36 °C (78.8 to 96.8 °F) during the year. Please visit for more details about climate in Sierra Leone



– New Year’s Day – 1st January

– Armed Forces Day – 18th February

– International Woman’s Day – 8th March

– Good Friday – 10th April

– Easter Monday – 13th April

– Independence Day – 27th April

– International Labour Day - 1st May 

– Christmas Day - 25th December

– Boxing Day - 26 December

– Feast of Eid-ul-Fitri - Movable

– Feast Of Eid-ul-Adha - Movable

– Feast of Moulid-un-Nabi - Movable


Official Links

The Republic of Sierra Leone State House

Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency

Sierra Leone Travel and Tourism

Sierra Leone Beaches video