Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is on the West Coast of Africa. The Republic of Guinea is to the north and northeast; Liberia is to the east and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west and south. It has 402 km (250 mi) of coastline.

From an approximate coastal belt 100 km (62 mi) long of low-lying land, the country rises to a mountain plateau near the eastern frontier rising 1,200 m (3,900 ft) to 2,000 m (6,600 ft) with an important timber forest region.

The peninsula, on which the capital and main commercial centre of Freetown stands, is 40 km (25 mi) long and 17 km (11 mi) wide with a mountainous interior.

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Map of Sierra Leone

  • 8.4833333333333-13.2330555555561 Freetown — capital city in the western part of the country
  • 7.9563888888889-11.741 Bo — second largest city and capital of the southern region
  • 7.5263888888889-12.5051 Bonthe — An old administrative town on Sherbro Island, now quiet and charmingly decayed
  • 9.5877777777778-11.5516666666671 Kabala — An isolated town in the northern hills
  • 8.2794444444444-10.5733333333331 Kailahun — Furthest east town and district capital
  • 7.8833333333333-11.1833333333331 Kenema — Major town in the eastern part of the country
  • 8.6438888888889-10.9716666666671 Koidu — Another town in the east, capital of the diamond mining Kono district
  • 8.8816666666667-12.0441666666671 Makeni — Fast developing town in the north
  • 8.7211111111111-11.9494444444441 Magburaka — Former capital of the northern region and end of the defunct railway branch line
  • 8.7666666666667-12.7833333333331 Port Loko — Close to the mining areas and on the main road to Guinea

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