Sierra Leone By: Mackenzye Reisert

Location: Relative or absolute location.

Sierra Leone's relative location is Western Africa.

Sierra Leone is located on the continent of Africa.

The continent of Africa, where Sierra Leone is located.

The capital of the country is, Freetown. The absolute location of Freetown is, 8.4657 degrees North & 13.2317 Degrees West.

The capital, Freetown. And some pictures of the beautiful city capital.

Some landmarks in Sierra Leona are, plateaus, mountains, lowland plains, and forests. climate is different than the US.

There climate is tropical, hot all year round, and they have dry winters.

The hot, and dry winters of Sierra Leone's Climate.

Countries that border Sierra Leone are, Guinea and Libera.

Guinea and Liberia borders Sierra Leone.

Some bodies of water that are found in and around Sierra Leone are, Rokel River, Taia River, Sewa River, and Moa River.

Bodies of waterways that surround Sierra Leone.

Place: An area defined by everything in it

Natural Resources: Sierra Leone's rich in natural resources. Some resources that are found are, mining, gold, bauxite, and rutile.

Some of the natural resources found in Sierra Leone.

Religions, and cultural groups found in Sierra Leone: Remne, Mende, Limba, Loko, Fula, Mandingo, Creole, and Sherbro.

Cultures in Sierra Leone

Religions practiced in Sierra Leone are Islam, Christian,and Animist.

Islam, Animist, and Christan are religions practiced in Sierra Leone.

There's a few holidays that they celebrate in Sierra Leone. The Islamic holy month Ramadan is in August, Eid al-fitr is the celebration to commemorate the occasion.

Holidays celebrated in Sierra Leone.

Government of Sierra Leone is a Presidential Republic. Some interesting facts about their government is that their Independence Day is April 27, also their National Anthem is, "High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free". The age of suffrage is 18 years old.

Human-Environment Interaction: People change their environment and how the environment changes the people

Some types of crops grown in SL are, rice, cassava, mazie, millet, sorghum, and sweet potatoes.

Millet, cassava, and sorghum, crops that are grown in Sierra Leone.

Jobs in SL might be hard to find. But the deeper you look, the more happier you'll be with your job. Some jobs in SL are construction manager, advocacy and communication expert, health specialist, and quality improvement advisors.

Construction Manager and Health Specialist in SL.

Environmental problems in SL are deforestation, degradation, fragmentation, water and air pollution.

Region: An area defined by certain similar characteristics

The type of education system SL has is a bit similar to ours. Primary school is mandatory, and free for the first 6 years. Next is on to the junior secondary school, which you go to when you reach age 12. You stay until you are 15. Then on to the senior secondary school. Which you usually stay there for about 3 years, and then decide to go to a university or not.

A classroom in a primary school in SL.

The total population of SL is 6.092 million people and the population density is, 80.06 per sq km.

The area of SL is 27,699 square miles.

SL's GDP per capital is 678.96 USD.

The life expectancy for males in SL is, 55.6 years of age. Females expectancy is 60.9 years of age.

The literacy rate for males in SL is, 70.5%. Females is, 52.1%.

Movement: Changing physical location or position

Goods imported to Sierra Leone are, refined petroleum, rice, raw iron, cars, and vehicle parts.

Rice, raw iron, vehicle parts, and aluminum ore are some goods imported to Sierra Leone.

Goods exported from Sierra Leone are, iron ore, tin ores, diamonds, titanium ore, and aluminum ore.

Diamond and iron ore, good exported from Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone's flag is 3 horizontal lines. The top line is green, middle is white, and the bottom is blue.

Sierra Leone's Flag.

Some history on the flag it that it arrived in 1787. The SL emblem is a circle, an elephant, an oil palm tree, and Mountains. The government has also passed a law that it is illegal to "insult" the country's flag.

SL gained independence from British on April 27,1961. Sir Milton Margai, SL first prime minister, he believed in basic human rights, honesty and fairness. He proposed a speech about becoming independent. But he then later died in 1964.

Some popular modes of transportation is SL are, moto taxis: motorcycles, car rental, train, buses, and airports. Some specific airports in SL are, Lungi International Airport, Bo Airport, and Kenema Airport.

Different types of transportation in SL.

Current Events In Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's Post-Ebola Music Festival

Sierra Leone's Post-Ebola Music Festival. July 5, 2016. "After Ebola, things were flat. People were not allowed on the streets, weren't allowed to touch each other or be in close space near each other." SL has this festival because it's a freedom, it's a bridge to the past, and also it's positive. They have been through a lot and they decided to start this live music festival to bring back live music. I also think they did it because it gives the people of SL something to look forward to, something they will like of and it will brighten their day.

Some Artists preforming at Freetown Music Festival 2016.

Sierra Leone Enters miss UNIVERSE compEtition

Sierra Leone is participating in the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant for the first time in 65 years! Hawa Kamara, was born in Kono, which is fomous for its supply of diamonds. She was recently crowned Miss West Africa in 2013. She is the first woman from Sierra Leone to enter the Miss Universe Pageant. In SL they say if you dream to be a model, it's just a dream your chasing. Then you starting getting older, and it's just a memory in the back of your head. SL doesn't have fashions lines and agencies for modeling. So it's a once in a life time thing to become the representative model for Sierra Leone!

Hawa Kamara, caught in action!

Travel Brochure

Outamba-kilimi national park

Outamba-Kilimi National Park is a very common place for people to stop when visiting SL. They are home to over 100 different animals. The mostly visited animal is the elephants. Elephant exhibits are almost like there natural habitat.

The entrance to the park, and an elephant in the national park.

Bunce island

When you visit Sierra Leone you are going to want to stop here at Bunce Islands! There's so much history behind this very island. There's supposedly a castle somewhere on the island. You and your family can come and search for the castle and learn about the island! This island is also a memorial for the men and women that were caught up in slavery.

The welcome sign and some background to Bunce Islands.

Banana islands

Banana Islands is the Florida to your trip! The beaches are marvelous! You can fish on the Banana islands! There's a lot of outdoor recreation. The fun won't ever end here at Banana Islands!!

One of the beaches on Banana Islands!

Sierra leone's national railWay museum

The SL National RailWay Museum has tons of locomotives to look at. There's also old train cars. You can even climb aboard some of them! This is a very neat experience to see that Africa had railways.

The entrance to the SL National Railway Museum.

Loma mountains

The last stop on our trip is the Loma Mountains, the highest mountain range in SL. The highest peak is Mount Bintumani which the height is 6,381 feet tall! The mountains are a non-hunting environment. So all wildlife is free roaming around these mountains. So be careful, and make sure to take lots of pictures!

Loma mountains.

A Day In The Life Of A Sierra Leone Teenager

The average teen goes to school, weather their age it depends what school they go to. School expectations are similar to ours, they have to turn all work in, no bad behavior, particulate regularly, and do well on exams. Most parents do not like there kid taking part in after school activities, such as sports. But some kids do participate which the knowledge of the parents. After school they go home, which is we're there parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents live. They all live together. Most teenage girls are expected to help cook and clean up dinner, do laundry, clean house, and ordinary things a mother does. Sierra Leone houses usually do not have a dining area for them to eat. The father is in charge of the household, he makes the decisions, sometimes without the lady if the house knowing, they also pay the bills. Teenage boys are expected to go to school, and do well. Teenagers do not have computer access. And after dinner is complete they do not get much alone time. The rest of the day is expected spent with their family. They usually do not have pets. Most of the children's friends, are made throught school, and are met threw school. Teens shower twice a day, usually it is thought to be unclean when you wear the same clothes two days in a row, without washing. Teens come home from school or a formal event, and immediately change clothes. They follow there own religion that they believe in. The holidays they celebrate are, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Ramadan, Eid al Fitr, and Independence Day.

The dress code for SL school, the way some houses look, and what their kitchen looks like.
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