Overview - Sierra Leone

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Capital:Freetown
Area:71,740 km²
Population:6,005,250 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):English (official), Mende, Temne, Krio (English-based Creole).
Religion(s):Muslim - 60%, indigenous beliefs - 30%, Christian - 10%.
Ethnic Group(s):20 African ethnic groups (Temne - 30%, Mende - 30%, others - 30%) - 90%, Creole (Krio) 10%, European, Lebanese, Pakistani, Indian.