Sierra Leone

Republic of Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone's General Information

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Capital of the Republic of Sierra Leone

Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberial
Coordinates: 8 30 N, 11 30 W / Area: Total = 71,740 sq km - Land = 71,620 sq km - Water: 120 sq km
Country: Africa / Size Comparison to the world: 120 / Land boundaries: 1,093 km
Border countries (2): Guinea 794 km, Liberia 299 km
Coastline: 402 km / Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: tropical; hot, humid; summer rainy season (May to December); winter dry season (December to April)
Terrain: coastal belt of mangrove swamps, wooded hill country, upland plateau, mountains in east
Elevation: mean elevation: 279 m / Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m / Highest point: Loma Mansa (Bintimani) 1,948 m
Natural resources: diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite
Land use: agricultural land: 56.2% / Arable land 23.4%; permanent crops 2.3%; permanent pasture 30.5% / Forest: 37% / other: 6.3% (2011 est.).
Irrigated land: 300 sq km (2012) / Natural hazards: dry, sand-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to February); sandstorms, dust storms

General  note:
Rainfall along the coast can reach 495 cm (195 inches) a year, making it one of the wettest places along coastal, western Africa
Environment - International agreements
:
Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands.
Environment - current issues:
Rapid population growth pressuring the environment; overharvesting of timber, expansion of cattle grazing, and slash-and-burn agriculture have resulted in deforestation and soil exhaustion; civil war depleted natural resources; overfishing.
Airports: 8 - Airports with paved runaway: 1 / Roadways: Total: 11,300 km / Paved: 904 km / unpaved: 10,396 km (2002)
Port and terminal: Freetown, Pepel, Sherbro Islands

Conventional long formRepublic of Sierra Leone
Conventional short form: Sierra Leone

Etymology: the Portuguese explorer Pedro de SINTRA named the country "Serra Leoa" (Lion Mountains) for the impressive mountains he saw while sailing the West African coast in 1462.
Capital: Freetown.
Administrative divisions:
4 provinces and 1 area; Eastern, Northern, North Western, Southern, Western.
Independence day: 18 February 1965 (from the UK)
Military branches: Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF): Army (includes Maritime Wing and Air Wing) (2013)

Chief of statePresident Julius Maada BIO (since 4 April 2018)

CabinetMinisters of State appointed by the president, approved by Parliament; the cabinet is responsible to the president.

Population6,163,195 (July 2017 est.) Noun: Sierra Leonean(s)
Language: English (official)

Religion: Muslim 78.6%, Christian 20.8%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.2% (2013 est.)
Cultural interest

Marine Foundation's Activities in Sierra Leone

Services for the Youth

World Football Youth Association under the patronage of His Excellency President George M. Weah and the Leadership of Associated Countries Presidents

Football Peace Tournament:

Event Organization to promote economic incentive through sport's education & challenge.

Maritime Development

Distribution of state-of-the-art Fishing boats to seed the development of maritime educational centers. WONMO MARINE sponsorship & Training.

Strategic Headquarters

Construction of  First Ladies Foundation's Headquarters.

National Kingdom Schools:

15000 children school construction concept engineered with modern learning tools equipment for young children up to high-school. 

Vocational Training

Vocational training technical skills School would allow association with multinationals who are strategically putting their products in Africa. A first in the world, VTTS (Vocational Training Technical Skills) will be an entire full sub-faculty of Global University of Technology & Development

Global University of Technology & Development:

The GU concept comprises building campuses on each of the 5 continents of the world. The funding would revolve around a corporate membership system established throughout the networks of the Foundation.

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