- Population: 5.3 million
- Capital city: Freetown
- Languages spoken: English, Krio (a Creole language derived from English) and a range of African languages
- Major religion: Islam, indigenous beliefs, Christianity
- Fascinating Fact: It's one of the poorest and troubled countries in the world, but earns most of its money from diamond mining. In April 2002 the country sold a huge 110-carat diamond the size of a large pebble for several million dollars.