Sierra Leone Country Code +232

Country calling code +232

Alpha-2 Code SL

Alpha-3 Code SLE

About Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone (/siˌɛrə liˈoʊn(i)/ (About this soundlisten), also UK: /siˌɛərə -/, US: /ˌsɪərə -/), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, informally Salone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea to the northeast. Sierra Leone has a tropical climate with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests, a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi) and a population of 7,092,113 as of the 2015 census. The capital and largest city is Freetown. The country is divided into five administrative regions which are subdivided into sixteen districts. In February 1898, the Sierra Leonean people led an armed rebellion against British rule that is known today as the Hut Tax War of 1898. The nation achieved independence from Britain on 27 April 1961, and Milton Margai became the first Prime Minister. Margai's political party was the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), under the leadership of Albert Margai, and it narrowly lost the 1967 Sierra Leone parliamentary elections to the main opposition party of the All People's Congress (APC) led by Siaka Stevens...

Sierra Leone Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 8°27'53"N / 11°47'45"W
  • CAPITAL: Freetown
  • POPULATION: 7,927,781
  • AREA: 72,180 Km2
  • GDP: $3,775,047,334
  • TELEPHONES: 18,000
  • INTERNET USERS: 14,900

How to Call Sierra Leone from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Sierra Leone from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 232, the country code for Sierra Leone.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Sierra Leone

  • LANGUAGES: English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)
  • CURRENCY: Leone (SLL)

    Type D Old British plug

    • Mainly used in India
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 5 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type D (partial and unsafe compatibility with C, E & F)

    Type G British 3-pin

    • Mainly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia & Singapore
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 13 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type G

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