A Closer Look at Sierra Leone
Visiting to other places in the world can be quite an exhilarating event especially if this is your first time to set foot in that place. If you have been relegating yourself to the Northern Hemisphere for a long time, now would be the best time to visit great South African countries like Sierra Leone. What makes this country unique? What has it to offer to the rest of the word? Let us take a look.
Sierra Leone has also been the host to several colonists in recorded history, which have been seeking the African Content for its rich resources. For a considerable period of time, Sierra Leone has been the colony of the British Empire, using the place as a primary gathering site for countless minerals, produce and slaves. It was declared a free country in 1951, several decades after the British Empire has lost most of its colonies.
As of 2013, there is a projected population of 6,190, 280 people within Sierra Leone and with a growth rate of 2.216% per year. 62% of these individuals are still relatively young and are starting to live in urban areas. This means that more and more individuals will come to live in the slowly urbanizing areas of the country within a few years. The population density of these areas is also quite considerable with Koinaduge, the largest Sierra Leone District, having at least 21.4 persons in every square kilometer.
As Sierra Leone has opened itself to countless people with varying ethnicities and origins, it can be pretty certain that the culture here is very diverse. With religion, the country officially practices Islam with 71% of the population registered as Muslims. In addition, Sierra Leonan Muslims are affiliated with Sunni, Shia and Ahmadiyya.
The country is now slowly recovering from years of violence and bloodshed and is trying to put its war-torn past behind. To do this, the government is trying to find ways in which it can effectively carry out it judicial, legislative and executive functions so that all forms of unrest and civil disturbance would be quelled. One of the more recent issues being tackled now are poverty reduction, economic improvements and urban development.
In addition, the government is cooperating with International organizations so that its precious resources like diamonds, minerals and even human beings themselves, will not be used to fund civil wars in its own back yard. If properly carried out, it is the hope of many Sierra Leonans that the country will finally be rid of its war-torn and chaotic image to the rest of the world.