Sierra Leone - education
Sierra Leone - education, In the public school system, there is no school
attendance and attendance is low, especially in rural areas. The education
system includes a six-year elementary school followed by a six-year
superstructure, of which vocational education forms a branch. Higher education
finds place at the country's university in Freetown. approximately 70% of the population
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ETYMOLOGY: The country's name comes from Spanish Sierra Leona, after older Portuguese
Serra Lyoa, from serra 'mountain range' and lyoa 'lioness',
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Sierra Leone
CAPITAL CITY: Freetown
POPULATION: 5,900,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 73,325 km²
OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English, krio (Creole-English), approximately 20 Nigerian-Kordofan languages
RELIGION: Muslims 60%, natives religions 30%, Christians 10%
CURRENCY CODE: SLL
ENGLISH NAME: Sierra Leone
POPULATION COMPOSITION: mean 35%, temp 32%, limba 8%, kono 5%, fulani 4%, other 16%
GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 613 (2012)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 55 years, women 60 years (2015)
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0374
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 183
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .sl
Sierra Leone, Republic of West Africa, Former British Colony. After
independence in 1961, the country briefly experienced strong economic growth,
but since the mid-1960's it has been hit by financial crises, military coups and
in the 1990's civil war.
At the turn of the century, Sierra Leone was one of the world's poorest
countries with hundreds of thousands of refugees, greatly reduced production and
a collapsed economy. In addition, in 2014 there was an outbreak of Ebola.
Sierra Leone - language
Sierra Leone - language, Official language is English; as lingua franca, krio,
an English-based pidgin language, is used. Of the nearly 20 African languages
are the largest incoming (about 1.3 million. 1989), Temne (about
1.2 million. 1995) and limba (approximately 340,000, 1989). They all
belong to the Nigerian-Kordofan language set.
Sierra Leone - Constitution
Sierra Leone Constitution, the Constitution of the Republic was adopted after
a referendum in 1961. It guarantees a multi-party system as well as respect
for human rights. However, it was put into effect at a military coup in 1992,
and it was not until 1996 that elections for the 80-member National Assembly
were held. The inauguration of a president took place the same year.