Geography in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone

Official symbols in Sierra Leone:

         
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Geography in Sierra Leone


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:SL
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
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 The average;
 
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Area in Sierra Leone


Surface area

72 300 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 118 in the world of 233 (49,79%); 40 in Africa from 56 (30,36%)

Land area

72 180 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 117 in the world of 230 (49,57%); 39 in Africa from 54 (29,63%)

Territorial waters

120 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 142 in the world of 153 (7,84%); 38 in Africa from 40 (7,50%)

Land use in Sierra Leone


Land area

72 180 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 117 in the world of 230 (49,57%); 39 in Africa from 54 (29,63%)

Agricultural land

54,71 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 54 in the world of 208 (74,52%); 23 in Africa from 53 (58,49%)
0,472 % (0,094 % annual) ↘
min: 36,19; max: 55,83; max-min: 19,64 (35,18%); mid: 46,01;
8,70 (15,90%)
39 490 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 95 in the world of 209 (55,02%); 37 in Africa from 54 (33,33%)
0,472 % (0,094 % annual) ↘
min: 26 120; max: 40 299; max-min: 14 179 (35,18%); mid: 33 209;
6 281 (15,90%)
0,612 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 72 in the world of 207 (65,70%); 30 in Africa from 52 (44,23%)
11,19 % (2,24 % annual) ↗
min: 0,612; max: 1,19; max-min: 0,583 (48,78%); mid: 0,903;
-0,291 (-47,63%)

Arable land

21,95 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 46 in the world of 206 (78,16%); 11 in Africa from 53 (81,13%)
0,229 % (0,046 % annual) ↘
min: 4,92; max: 23,41; max-min: 18,49 (78,99%); mid: 14,17;
7,78 (35,45%)
15 844 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 88 in the world of 206 (57,77%); 32 in Africa from 53 (41,51%)
0,251 % (0,050 % annual) ↘
min: 3 500; max: 15 844; max-min: 12 344 (77,91%); mid: 9 672;
6 172 (38,95%)
0,246 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 54 in the world of 206 (74,27%); 16 in Africa from 53 (71,70%)
11,45 % (2,29 % annual) ↗
min: 0,121; max: 0,290; max-min: 0,170 (58,43%); mid: 0,205;
0,040 (16,31%)

Forest area

42,17 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 205 (66,83%); 15 in Africa from 53 (73,58%)
10,45 % (2,09 % annual) ↘
min: 37,77; max: 43,20; max-min: 5,43 (12,57%); mid: 40,48;
1,69 (4,01%)
30 440 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 92 in the world of 206 (55,83%); 32 in Africa from 54 (42,59%)
10,45 % (2,09 % annual) ↘
min: 27 260; max: 31 180; max-min: 3 920 (12,57%); mid: 29 220;
1 220 (4,01%)
0,472 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 80 in the world of 204 (61,27%); 22 in Africa from 52 (59,62%)
0,054 % (0,011 % annual) ↗
min: 0,472; max: 0,793; max-min: 0,321 (40,53%); mid: 0,632;
-0,161 (-34,07%)

Terrestrial protected areas

10,90 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 120 in the world of 204 (41,67%); 31 in Africa from 53 (43,40%)
8,89 % (1,78 % annual) ↘
min: 2,77; max: 10,90; max-min: 8,13 (74,59%); mid: 6,84;
4,07 (37,29%)
8 042 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 115 in the world of 202 (43,56%); 35 in Africa from 51 (33,33%)
0,0001727 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 104 in the world of 202 (49,01%); 20 in Africa from 51 (62,75%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Sierra Leone


Length of land borders

1 093 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 121 in the world of 166 (27,71%); 43 in Africa from 49 (14,29%)

Number of Neighbors

2 [?] (2015)
(descending): 114 in the world of 164 (31,10%); 43 in Africa from 49 (14,29%)

Coastline

402 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 117 in the world of 191 (39,27%); 26 in Africa from 40 (37,50%)

Elevation in Sierra Leone


mean elevation

279 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 118 in the world of 163 (28,22%); 37 in Africa from 48 (25%)

highest point

1 948 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 126 in the world of 232 (46,12%); 35 in Africa from 56 (39,29%)

Main parameters in Sierra Leone


Population

6 453 184 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 107 in the world of 233 (54,51%); 34 in Africa from 56 (41,07%)
10,50 % (2,10 % annual) ↘
min: 2 181 701; max: 6 453 184; max-min: 4 271 483 (66,19%); mid: 4 317 443;
2 135 742 (33,10%)

Surface area

72 300 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 118 in the world of 233 (49,79%); 40 in Africa from 56 (30,36%)

Population density

89,40 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 116 in the world of 230 (50%); 18 in Africa from 54 (68,52%)
10,50 % (2,10 % annual) ↘
min: 30,62; max: 89,40; max-min: 58,78 (65,75%); mid: 60,01;
29,39 (32,88%)

Population growth rate

2,15 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 53 in the world of 216 (75,93%); 39 in Africa from 54 (29,63%)
4,59 % (0,918 % annual) ↗
min: -0,912; max: 4,97; max-min: 5,89 (118,32%); mid: 2,03;
0,123 (5,71%)

Surface area

1,12 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 117 in the world of 233 (50,21%); 18 in Africa from 56 (69,64%)
11,73 % (2,35 % annual) ↗
min: 1,12; max: 3,32; max-min: 2,19 (66,21%); mid: 2,22;
-1,10 (-97,96%)