Mary Cho is involved in Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Here are some facts about Sierra Leone…
Spoken languages: Temne; Mende; Krio
Population: 7.557 million (2017) World Bank
Life expectancy: 51.84 years (2016) World Bank
The original Portuguese name, Serra Lyoa (“Lion Mountains”), referred to the range of hills that surrounds the harbour. The capital, Freetown, commands one of the world’s largest natural harbours.
LITERACY: PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION AGE 15 AND OVER LITERATE
Male: (2015) 58.7%
Female: (2015) 37.7%
The Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone estimated that 77% of Sierra Leone’s population are Muslims, 21% are Christians, and 2% are followers of traditional African religion. Most of Sierra Leone’s ethnic groups are Muslim majority, including the country’s two largest ethnic groups: the Mende and Temne.
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