Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|From which language does the name "Sierra Leone" originate? ||Sierra Leone!
Portuguese. The name of a country comes from "Serra Leao," meaning "Lion Mountain Range" in Portuguese.
|What body of water lies to the west of Sierra Leone?||Sierra Leone!
the Atlantic Ocean. Sierra Leone is located on the Atlantic Ocean. There are many beautiful beaches in the country.
2. The country's northern/northeastern border is formed with Guinea, and its southern/southeastern border with Liberia.
1961. Sierra Leone became independent from Great Britain on April 27th, 1961. Other West African countries, such as Ghana and Nigeria, achieved independence at about the same time.
Mining. There are a number of diamond mines in the country. The 2006 film "Blood Diamond" takes place in Sierra Leone, and shows the connections between the country's bloody civil war and the diamond mining industry.
|What is the name of the currency used in Sierra Leone?||Sierra Leone!
Leone. The Leone replaced the British West African pound as the nation's currency in 1964.
Margai. Sir Milton Margai was the country's first prime minister after Sierra Leone achieved independence from Great Britain. He ruled from 1961 to 1964.
Freetown. The name of the capital reflects the country's history as a refuge for freed slaves.
|What is the population of Sierra Leone, according to a July, 2007 estimate?||Sierra Leone!
about 6 million. The population is about the same as Libya's. It is ranked 103rd among the world's countries.