Freetown is the capital of Sierra Leone
West Africa

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a republic in West Africa, off the west coast of Africa. The country borders Guinea in the north and east, and Liberia in the south. Sierra Leone became independent in 1961 and republic in 1971. The country was haunted by corruption, civil war in the period 1991–2002 and an Ebola epidemic in […]

Sierra Leone Landmarks
North Africa

Sierra Leone Sightseeing Places

Visa requirements Passport: is generally required for trips to Sierra Leone, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months after departure. Visa: Generally required Transit: Transit travelers who fly to the next port within 24 hours and do not leave the transit room do not need a transit visa. Validity: Entry permits and […]

Sierra Leone Arts and Literature
North Africa

Sierra Leone Arts and Literature

Arts and crafts Like in i.a. Liberia and the Ivory Coast play an important role in the secret societies in society, and much of the traditional arts and crafts are linked to them. Particularly well known is the female company sandes black colored helmet mask in wood. But even the male company poros many different […]

Sierra Leone
West Africa

History of Sierra Leone

In 1400-1600 century immigrated several ethnic groups, including welcoming and Temne. Portuguese seafarers first visited the coast in 1641. They called the area Serra Lyão. Dutch, French and English trading stations were important centers of slave trade in the 17th century. Sierra Leone was severely affected by the West African Ebola epidemic in 2014 and […]

The geography of Sierra Leone
West Africa

Geography of Sierra Leone

The bedrock consists mainly of Precambrian bedrock with gneisses and granites. Towards southwest Cambrian sedimentary rocks. Within the approx. The 340 km long coastline is a swampy terrain with many lagoons and wide estuaries. The only higher landscape is on the Sierra Leone Peninsula. Here are wooded mountains that reach into approx. 890 masl The […]