Sierre Leone Basic Facts  

 
  SIERRA LEONE

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Population mid-2009 ..........................6,440,053
GDP per capita 2008 (Purchasing Power Parity , US$)........... 700
GDP 2008 (PPP method, US$ billions)................ 4.285
Unemployment.....................................................................12%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.5
Labor force (%) ....... 2.5

Total Area...................................................................27,925 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 35
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................37
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).......................................170
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 34
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................74