Published On: Sat, Mar 1st, 2014

Sierra Leone

Sierra LeoneBASIC

  •  Population (2012 est.): 5,363,669
  • Capital: Freetown
  • Currency: leone (LE) = 100 cents. Hotels don’t accept credit cards.
  • Time: GMT
  • Driving: traffic drives on the right.
  • Public holidays (2013): include January 1, 24; March 29; April 1, 27; August 8; October 15; December 25, 26
  • Language: English, Krio (Creole language derived from English) and African languages
  • Religion: Islam, traditional beliefs, Christianity
  • International dialling code: 00 232

GETTING THERE

 Major gateway:

  • Freetown International- Lungi (FNA)
  • Typical fl ying time from UK: 6h 30min

Port:

  • Freetown

CLIMATE

Sierra Leone has a tropical climate with high humidity. The rainy season is in summer and stretches from May to December, while the winter dry season is between December and April