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Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war from 1991 to 2002 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about a third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end of 2005, is increasingly developing as a guarantor of the country's stability. The armed forces remained on the sideline during the 2007 presidential election but still look to the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) - a civilian UN mission - to support efforts to consolidate peace. The new government's priorities include furthering development, creating jobs, and stamping out endemic corruption.


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Geography

Location
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia

Geographic coordinates
8 30 N, 11 30 W

Map references
Africa

Area World Ranking: 119
Total 71,740 sq km
Land 71,620 sq km
Water 120 sq km

Area - comparative
Slightly smaller than South Carolina

Land boundaries
Total 958 km
Border countries Guinea 652 km, Liberia 306 km

Coastline
402 km

Maritime claims
Territorial sea 12 nm
Contiguous zone 24 nm
Exclusive economic zone 200 nm
Continental shelf 200 nm

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

Elevation extremes
Lowest point Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest point Loma Mansa (Bintimani) 1,948 m

Natural resources
Diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite

Land use
Arable land 7.95%
Permanent crops 1.05%
Other 91% (2005)

Irrigated land
300 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources
160 cu km (1987)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural)
Total 0.38 cu km/yr (5%/3%/92%)
Per capita 69 cu m/yr (2000)

Natural hazards
Dry, sand-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to February); sandstorms, dust storms

Environment - current issues
Rapid population growth pressuring the environment; overharvesting of timber, expansion of cattle grazing, and slash-and-burn agriculture have resulted in deforestation and soil exhaustion; civil war depleted natural resources; overfishing

Environment - international agreements
Party to
Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
Signed, but not ratified Environmental Modification

Geography - note
Rainfall along the coast can reach 495 cm (195 inches) a year, making it one of the wettest places along coastal, western Africa


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Sierra Leone (Freetown):
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square Foinda Southern Province

square Serekolia Northern Province

square Yegele Southern Province

square Kunju Southern Province

square Yalima Eastern Province

square Bosadu Eastern Province

square Sakua Eastern Province

square Wari Bana Northern Province




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