Sierra Leone

The meaning of Sierra Leone is “Roaring Mountains”. It was named by a Portuguese explorer who encountered an intense thunderstorm while sailing in the mountainous area of modern-day Sierra Leone.

Rice can be seen everywhere in Sierra Leone foods. It is an important diet for people in the country.

Sierra Leone is in West African, with a population of 7.6 million people. Its capital is Freetown, and their currency is Sierra Leonean Leone. The languages spoken in Sierra Leone are Mende, Temne, Krio, Limba, and English.

They celebrate many holidays including:

It has no world heritage sites but has three national parks:

  1. Gola Rainforest National Park
  2. Outamba-Kilimi National Park
  3. Western Area Peninsula National Park

Want to learn more? Check out Sierra Leone’s tourism website!

Also check out the Sierra Leone National Museum.

FUN ACTIVITIES TO DO

To download the flag and map:

  1. Click on the image
  2. Right-click and select Save Image As…

Also try making a postcard and it’s stamp! Try filling in your suitcase for the trip!