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Sierra Leone Country Profile 

The current population of Sierra Leone is 8,021,137, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 7,976,983.

Sierra Leone has a young population with 42% of its population under 15, and a rural population with 62% of people living outside of the cities. Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world that is facing many challenges. It has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in West Africa (60%), much of its drinking water is collected from polluted sources with severe encroachment on its water catchment area, 48.1% literacy rates in Africa and health problems that include HIV/AIDS, malaria, and yellow fever.

About 81% of its population lives in poverty.

There are 4,104,601 adults in Sierra Leone with a median age of 18.4 male and 19.6 female

Consequently, the country is heavily reliant upon foreign aid. Agriculture is also an important part of the economy, accounting for 58% of the country's GDP, and employing 80% of the people living there.

The country has its government divided into executive, legislative, and judiciary. The country itself is broken down into 190 chiefdoms,

19 local district councils and 5 municipalities.

Map Of Sierra Leone

 The median age in Sierra Leone is 18.5 years, which is disproportionately young and makes for a very young working population. The average woman gives birth to roughly 4.5 children, and this high birth rate is the cause of the substantial growth rate in the country.


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