ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Sierra Leone

Capital: Freetown
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
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Land area (km2): 72,180 (2007)
 
Population (people): 5,391,108 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 74.69 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.8% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 45 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 121 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $1,182.21 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 8.1% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Gola Rainforest National Park 555542335 555542335 710 II
Kambui Hills and Extensions 303925 303925 140 Not Reported
Kangari Hills 5180 5180 212 VI
Kilimi 555555549 555555549 412 Not Reported
Kuru Hills 10733 10733 137 Not Reported
Loma Mountains 29968 29968 288 Not Reported
Loma Mountains 8517 8517 268 II
Nimini South 29973 29973 131 Not Reported
Outamba 7417 7417 735 II
Sankan Biriwa (Tingi Hills) 10732 10732 143 II
Tama 8516 8516 144 Not Reported
Tonkoli 8515 8515 476 Not Reported
Western Area 5179 5179 164 II
Western Area Peninsula Forest 19249 19249 179 Not Reported
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic 25.81 11.65 16.09 2.78 2.02
Guinean mangroves 9.54 17.37 22.44 29.46 22.8
Guinean montane forests 2.28 33.0 27.97 5.33 6.29
Western Guinean lowland forests 62.38 8.88 11.71 22.09 16.76
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