National Symbols of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown.

The official language is Mende, Temne, Krio, Limba and Bengali (Honorary) and the Sierra Leonean leone is the currency of the Sierra Leone. The domain is .sl and the country code is +232.

National day is celebrated on 27 Apr 1961. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Sierra Leone is no exception.

In Sierra Leone, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Sierra Leonean people. Poyo is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Sierra Leone. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Sierra Leonean symbol.

The country was founded by Thomas Peters. The current president of Sierra Leone is Julius Maada Bio.

In Sierra Leone the power plugs and sockets are of type D, G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Sierra Leonean national anthem was written by Clifford Nelson Fyle and composed by John Akar.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Sierra Leone
Alternative name(s) Salone (shortform, English)
Regional location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia
Country name etymology "Lion Mountains"
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
Population 7,976,983
National Day 27 Apr 1961
Language(s) Mende, Temne, Krio, Limba and Bengali (Honorary)
Religion Islam, Christianity, Other faith
Country code +232
Literacy rate 32.4%
Currency Sierra Leonean leone
Capital city Freetown
Domain(TLD) .sl
Ethnicity Mende, Temne, Limba, Loko, Fula
Head of government President
Nationality Sierra Leonean
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 71,740 km2 (27,700 sq mi)
Timezone UTC (GMT)
Average elevation 279 m (915 ft)
Coastline 402 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Sierra Leone

Motto of Sierra Leone

"Unity, freedom, justice"

National animal of Sierra Leone

The National animal of Sierra Leone is Chimpanzee

National Animal of Sierra Leone - Chimpanzee

National flower of Sierra Leone

The National flower of Sierra Leone is Not Declared. Botanical name is .

National bird of Sierra Leone

The National bird of Sierra Leone is White-throated Bee-eater

National bird of Sierra Leone - White-throated Bee-eater

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Sierra Leonean Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Only a monkey understands a monkey.

A black cow also gives white milk.

If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree.

A paddle here, a paddle there — the canoe stays still.

It is better to be loved than feared.

Invite people into your parlour, and they will come into your bedroom.

Knowledge without practice makes but half an artist.

A hundred aunts are not the same as one mother.

Do not tell the man who is carrying you that he stinks.

Knowledge is not the main thing, but deeds.

Proverbs are the children of experience.

However full the house, the hen finds a corner to lay in.

To try and fail is not laziness.

A big fish is caught with big bait.

An orange never bears a lime.

The elephant’s head is no load for a child.

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