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Sierra Leone

  • President:Ernest Bai Koroma
  • Vice President:Victor Bockarie Foh
  • Capital city:Freetown
  • Languages:English (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%)
  • Government
  • National statistics office
  • Population:6,453,184 (2015)
  • Area:72,180 (2015)
  • GDP per capita:693 (2015)
  • GDP, billion current US$:4.5 (2015)
  • GINI index:33.99 (2011)
  • Ease of Doing Business rank:148 (2017)