Find UNdata on Facebook Follow UNdata on Twitter Please send us your feedback

Countries and areas

Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China China, Hong Kong SAR China, Macao SAR Colombia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic People's Republic of Korea Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Faeroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia (Federated States of) Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Réunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Thailand The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United Republic of Tanzania United States of America United States Virgin Islands Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Viet Nam Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Map
Sierra Leone
Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency Leone (SLL)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 72300  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 5997  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 83.0  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Freetown (941)  
United Nations membership date 27 September 1961  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 2897  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 2533  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1628  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 6.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 5.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 4.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 483.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 432.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 316.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 501.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 437.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 318.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 40.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 24.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 11.0  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 4377.71 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 4198.01 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 2932.52 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -1212  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -654  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -171  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 277 Index base 2003=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 239 Index base 2003=100. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 132  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 129  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 123  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 128  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 122  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 6.5 2004. December. Population census. Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 68.5 2004. December. Population census. Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 66.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 66.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 66.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 69.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 68.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 67.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 52 Air arrivals.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 39 Air arrivals.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 40 Air arrivals.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 2 2009. UNSD estimate.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 2  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 35.6 Mobile cellular subscriptions only.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 34.3  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 0.5 Main telephone lines only.  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 ...  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 ...  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 0.2  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.0  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5  
Urban population (%) 2012 39.6  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 42.8  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 3.6/3.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 95.7  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 48.9/47.5  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 103.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.7  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 8.2  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 106.8/1.8 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 8156  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 3.6  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 47.6/70.3 UNESCO estimate. 2001.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 28.8 UNESCO estimate. 2002.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 6.3/24.0 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 12.9  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 136  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 38.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 1414/0.3  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 76.0 UNSD estimate.  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 2946  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 23.8/29.9  
Copyright © 2014 - Conditions of Use
United Nations Statistics Division
Version v0.14.6 Beta