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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%)
  • National statistics office
  • Total Population (millions):6.7 (2017)
  • GNI per Capita (US $):490.0 (2016)
  • Labor Force Participation - Total (%):66.9 (2017)
  • Sex Ratio (per 100 female):98.1 (2017)
  • Population Living Below $ 1.90 a Day (% of Population):52.3 (2011)