Sierra Leone

Official Name: The Republic of Sierra Leone
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Presidential Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Republic of Sierra Leone
ISO Country Codes: SL : SLE
Internet Domain: .sl
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Capital: Freetown Main Airports: Lungi International Airport
Language(s): English;Krio Population: 8,692,606
Currency: Sierra Leone Leone ISO Currency Code: SLL
Telephone Dial In: +232 ID Prefix: 00

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Central Bank: Bank of Sierra Leone
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 7,396.3 leones (SLL) per US dollar (2017 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 15% (2017 est.)
Population below poverty line: 56.8% (2018 est.)
Inflation Rate: 14.8% (2019 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 23% (2019 - World Bank)
GDP: $13.597 billion (2021 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $1,600 (2021 est.)
Currency Name: Sierra Leone Leone
Currency Code: SLL
World Bank Classification: Low-Income Economy

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 71.1% rice, coffee, cocoa, palm kernels, palm oil, peanuts, cashews; poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs; fish
Industry: 7.9% diamond mining; iron ore, rutile and bauxite mining; small-scale manufacturing (beverages, textiles, footwear)
Services: 21%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

Financial Exchanges:
Stock & Securities Exchange: The Sierra Leone Stock Exchange ;

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Business Language(s): English
Customs & Excise: National Revenue Authority
Development Bank(s): African Development Bank;
Competitive Ind’l Performance: N/A Corruption Perceptions Index: 110/180 (2022 Rank)
Ease of Doing Business: N/A Enabling Trade Index: 128/136 (2016)
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Eximbank: Afreximbank ; Export Credit Agency: Caribbean Export Development Agency ;

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Investment & Export Promotion Agency: Sierra Leone Investment & Export Promotion Agency ;

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