Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityFreetown
Government TypeRepublic of Sierra Leone
Official LanguagesEnglish, Krio
CurrencySierra Leonean leone, SLL
Phone Code +232
Important CitiesFreetown, Kenema, Bo, Koidu, Makeni, Waterloo, Port Loko
National DayIndependence Day (Apr-27)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking163
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Mining,Telecommunicatioons,Tourism,Transport.
Major ExportsOres, slag and ash, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Natural or cultured pearls, precious , Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Iron and steel, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
Major Exports to IndiaPlastics and articles thereof, Cereals, Articles of iron or steel, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , Ships, boats and floating structures, Ceramic products, Aluminium and articles thereof, Printed books, newspapers, pictures
Major ImportsPlastics and articles thereof, Cereals, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Articles of iron or steel, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Pharmaceutical products, Iron and steel, Ships, boats and floating structures, Mineral fuels, mineral oils
Major Imports from IndiaIron and steel, Ores, slag and ash, Aluminium and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment , Copper and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Lead and articles thereof, Residues and waste from the food industries, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Sierra Leone totaled US$124.58 million in 2013–14. India was the among the top 5 exporters to Sierra Leone in 2012, and exported $100.99 million worth of goods to the country in 2013–14. Trade witnessed a decline in the following years due to the effect of the ebola outbreak on economic activity in Sierra Leone. Bilateral trade stood at $82.99 million in 2014-15 and $107.73 million in 2015–16. India exported $80.40 million worth of goods to Sierra Leone, and imported $2.59 million in 2014–15.[3][5][6] The main commodities exported by India to Sierra Leone are drugs and pharmaceuticals, textiles, eggs, and machine tools.
Bordering NationsGuinea, Liberia
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mr. K.H. Azad
Honorary Consul General
High Commission of India
5, Rawdon Street, P.O. Box 26, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Email: kanazad@hotmail.com
Phone: 00-232-22-222452 / 225142 / 223659
Embassy Details in India

 

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