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
Coastline and Maritime claims:
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
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.
OTHER PORTS IN SIERRA LEONE:
- The Port of Sherbro :is used for export of bauxite and rutile. Loading will only be done by barges.
- The Port of Pepel is mainly used for loading of iron ore.