General Information

Country: Republic of Sierra Leone, Freetown

Locationand Geographic coordinates: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia; 8 30 N, 11 30 W

Area: Total: 71,740 sqkm ;Land: 71,620 sq km ; Water: 120 sq km

Language: Official: English ; Lingua franca:Krio

Currency: Leone

Coastline and Maritime claims:

402 km

Contiguous zone: 24 NM

Territorial sea: 12 NM

Continental shelf: 200 NM

Exclusive economic zone: 200 NM

Natural Resources: Diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold and chromite

Main Exports: Diamonds, rutile, Iron ore, bauxite, Gold, Fish

Main form Communication: GSM service is provided by Airtel, Africel ,Commiu

Public Holidays:

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Christmas Day – December 25.

Boxing day – December 26

Independence Day – April 27.

A number of Muslim holidays are observed.

On subjected dates, the port is closed but work can in special cases be arranged but subject to individual arrangements.


  1. The Port of Sherbro :is used for export of bauxite and rutile. Loading will only be done by barges.
  2. The Port of Pepel is mainly used for loading of iron ore.