The Sierra Leone Web


Districts and Chiefdoms

Sierra Leone has three Provinces - Northern, Southern and Eastern - and the Western Area, which comprises Freetown and the surrounding area. The Provinces are comprised of 12 Districts which in turn are comprised of 149 Chiefdoms.

Sierra Leone's Diplomatic Missions Abroad

Information on Sierra Leone's Embassies, High Commissions and UN Mission.

The National Anthem and National Pledge

The words to Sierra Leone's National Anthem were written by John Akar, who was the first Sierra Leonean Director of Broadcasting (1960) and the founder of the National Dance Troupe. He later served as Ambassador to the United States.


Sierra Leone Encyclopedia

(Link) A joint project by the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone.

CIA World Factbook

(Link) The information is always not up-to-date or entirely accurate, but it provides a starting point for information about Sierra Leone.


A partial bibliography of books relating to Sierra Leone. Compiled by Peter C. Andersen

Bibliography of Studies on Population and Development

A bibliography of studies on population and development (2003). Compiled by Toma J. Makannah, Ph.D.

Wikipedia - Sierra Leone Page

(Link) The information is updated by users. As a consequence it is not always accurate and frequently contains factual errors.

SCSL Taylor Judgement


2004 Census of Population and Housing in Sierra Leone

Analysis of Sierra Leone's 2004 population of 4,976,871. Link to Statistics Sierra Leone.

1985 Census of Population and Housing in Sierra Leone

The complete report of Sierra Leone's 1985 census, in MS Word format, with an analysis of the country's population of 3,515,812. Published by the Central Statistics Office (now Statistics Sierra Leone).