Country Information

Population
6,312,212 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Temne (35.5), Mende (33.2), Limba (6.4), Kono (4.4), Fullah (3.4), Loko (2.9), Koranko (2.8), Sherbo (2.6), Mandingo (2.4), Creole (1.2) (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century; also known as Krio), other Sierra Leone (4.7), other foreign (0.3) (includes refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, and small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians), unspecified (0.2)

Religion (%)
Muslim (78.6), Christian (20.8), other / unspecified (0.5)

Leader
President Julius Maada Bio

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system of English common law and customary law

Sources: CIA World Factbook

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