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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of Sierra Leone
Head of State : Ernest Koroma
Population : 6.45 Million
Capital City : Freetown
Largest City : Freetown
Languages : English (official), Mende (southern vernacular), Temne (northern vernacular), Krio (lingua franca)
Monetary Unit : Leone (SLL)
Facts
GDP (USD) : 4.47 Billion (2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 740.14 million (2012)
GNI (USD) : 4.39 Billion (2015)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 1.53 Billion (2014)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 2.8 Billion (2014)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 50.88 Years (2014)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 34.73 million (2013)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 261.21 million (2013)
Location & Geography
Sierra Leone is almost circular in shape and located on the South-western part of the great bulge of West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea in the North and East, Liberia in the South, and the Atlantic Ocean in the West. Three main topographical regions run North-west to South-east, roughly parallel with the coast. The terrain is made up of a coastal belt of mangrove swamps, the upland plateau, a wooded hill, and the mountains in the East. Meadows and pastures cover one third of the land and forests a quarter. The climate is tropical with both rainy and dry seasons. The beginning and end of the rainy season are marked by strong thunderstorms and very high humidity.
Investment Profile
Doing Business 2017 Rank**Doing Business 2018 Rank**Change in Rank
160160
Doing Business 2017 DTF**Doing Business 2018 DTF**Change in DTF**
(% points)
48.2448.18-0.06
Investment Opportunities