Sierra Leone

About this jurisdiction

Sierra Leone is located in West Africa. The country has a population of nearly six million people and is roughly the size of Kentucky. Sierra Leone is made up of over forty different ethnic groups, including the Fula people who are the largest group in the country. The capital city is Freetown and the largest cities are Kenema, Makeni, and Bo. The economy in Sierra Leone depends heavily on natural resources, including diamonds, gold, and tin. The country has a weak government and there is a high level of violence and corruption.