Flag of Sierra Leone

Flag of Sierra Leone

The flag of Sierra Leone has been adopted in 1961, when the country achieved independence from the Great Britain. The flag consists of three horizontal stripes - a green one is located on the top, white one in the middle and blue one at the bottom. Green symbolizes the lush vegetation, mountains and agricultural tradition of the country, whereas the white color stands for peace and unity. The blue stripe reminds Atlantic Ocean, which washes the shores of Sierra Leone. This color combination was probably inspired by the national coat of arms. Sierra Leone has a relatively mountainous profile, especially in the northeastern part of the country, that is why the literal translation of the country´s name means "lion mountains".

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Guinea Guinea Conakry 10,824,200 245,857 km2
Flag of Liberia Liberia Monrovia 4,294,000 111,369 km2

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Main information

Country
Sierra Leone
Capital city
Freetown
Population
6,190,280 (2013)
Total area
71,740 km2
Formation
27. 4. 1961
Highest point
Mount Bintumani (Loma Mansa) (1,948 m)
GDP
$ 1,295 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
sierra leonean leone (SLL)
Code
SL (SLE)
Calling code
+232
Internet TLD
.sl

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
English
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
German
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
French
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Italian
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Spanish
Sierra Leona (Freetown)
Russian
Сьерра-Леоне (Фритаун)
Slovak
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Polish
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Portuguese
Serra Leoa (Freetown)
Chinese
塞拉利昂 (弗里敦)
Japanese
シエラレオネ (フリータウン)
Turkish
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Norwegian
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Swedish
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Hungarian
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Dutch
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Danish
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Finnish
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Hebrew
סיירה לאונה (פריטאון)

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