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Sierra Leone

Freetown, western Africa, Atlantic Ocean, country, largest city

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Sierra Leone, independent nation in western Africa, bounded on the north and east by Guinea, on the southeast by Liberia, and on the southwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean. The total area of the country is 71,740 sq km (27,699 sq mi). Freetown is the capital and largest city.


Sierra Leone

Barrows, Walter. Grassroots Politics in an African State: Integration and Development in Sierra Leone. Holmes & Meier, 1976. Significance of self-interest in problems of nation building.

Clifford, Mary Louise. From Slavery to Freetown: Black Loyalists after the American Revolution. McFarland, 1999. A history of black migration back to Sierra Leone in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

Conteh-Morgan, Earl, and Mac Dixon-Fyle. Sierra Leone at the End of the Twentieth Century: History, Politics, and Society. Peter Lang, 1999. A comprehensive overview of a country that embodies many of the typical developmental characteristics of other African states.

Fyfe, Christopher. A Short History of Sierra Leone. Oxford University Press, 1962. Longman, 1979. Comprehensive overview covers up to the time of independence.

Richards, Paul. Fighting for the Rain Forest: War, Youth & Resources in Sierra Leone. Heinemann, 1996. Reprint Greenwood, 2000. Considers the role of Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front.


Microsoft Encarta 2009. 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation.

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Freetown, western Africa, Atlantic Ocean, country, largest city, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, east

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