The Lord's Move to Africa

Sierra Leone

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated February 19, 2020

No. of localities: 1
No. of saints in church life: 21
No. of saints attending the Table meeting: 10

Country Profile

Location: West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia 
Geographical Size: land: 71,620 sq km, water: 120 sq km 
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; summer rainy season (May to December); winter dry season (December to April) 
Population: 6,312,212 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.4% (2018 est.) 
Languages: English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%) 
Religion: Muslim 78.6%, Christian 20.8%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.2% (2013 est.) 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Freetown 
Economy: The country possesses substantial mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources, but it is still recovering from a civil war that destroyed most institutions before ending in the early 2000s. Nearly half of the working-age population engages in subsistence agriculture. GDP (Purchase power parity): $11.55 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 17,000 (July 2016 est.) Mobile Cellular 6,279,270 (July 2016 est.) Internet users 708,615 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA