Brief Facts About Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a West African country on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula.

The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate. Both were known as places of refuge for returned slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Capital: Freetown
Currency: Sierra Leonean leone
Legislature: Parliament
Drives on the: rightb
Official language: English

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