Capital: Freetown

Population: 6,534,735 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL)

Official Language: English

Unofficial Languages: Mende, Temne, Krio

Main Religions: Islam, Christianity, other Indigenous beliefs

Ethnic Groups: Temne, Mende, Limba, Mandingo, Loko, Kono, Kriole, and others

Largest Cities: Freetown, Bo, Kenema, Koidu

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Constitutional Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Women’s Day (March 8)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Independence Day (April 27)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice) (September 13)

Birth of the Prophet (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)