Sierra Leone: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia
Geographic Coordinates8 30 N, 11 30 W 8.5,-11.5
Area total: 71,740 sq km
land: 71,620 sq km
water: 120 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 958 km
border countries: Guinea 652 km, Liberia 306 km
Coastline402 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Loma Mansa (Bintimani) 1,948 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Loma Mansa 1945 m

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Terraincoastal belt of mangrove swamps, wooded hill country, upland plateau, mountains in east
Natural Hazardsdry, sand-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to February); sandstorms, dust storms
Natural Resourcediamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite
Land Usearable land: 15.33%
permanent crops: 1.88%
other: 82.79% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot, humid; summer rainy season (May to December); winter dry season (December to April)
Irrigated Land293.6 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources160 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesrapid 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 agreementsparty 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
Large CitiesFreetown; Bo; Kenema; Koidu; Makeni
Important Cities
Geography-noterainfall along the coast can reach 495 cm (195 inches) a year, making it one of the wettest places along coastal, western Africa