Sierra Leone

Sierra LeoneSierra Leone (/sɪˈɛərə lɪˈoʊnɪ/ or /lɪˈoʊn/), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa that is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. Sierra Leone is a Constitutional Republic with a directly electedpresident and a Unicameral Legislature. The country has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests. The country covers a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi) and with an estimated population of 6 million (2011 United Nations estimate).

Sierra Leone is divided into four administrative regions: the Northern Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province and the Western Area; which are subdivided into fourteen districts. The districts have their own directly elected local government known as district council, headed by a council chairman. Freetown is the capital, largest city as well as its economic, commercial and political centre.

Capital

Freetown

Time difference between India and Sierra Leone

India is 5:30 hours ahead of Sierra Leone

Travel distance between India and Sierra Leone

9145 km or 5683 miles

Airports

Freetown Lungi International airport

Names of the airlines

Brussels Airlines flights Air France flights
Kenya Airways flights British Airways flights

Travel Cost

61997/- around.

Currency

Sierra Leonean leone

Compare it to Rs

1 Indian Rupee =72.47 Sierra Leonean Leone

Temples

Bethel Temple

Schools

  • St Joseph’s School
  • St. Francis Secondary School 
  • St. Francis Secondary School 

Languages

English Language

Indian Restaurants

Bliss

Life of Indian there

Sierra Leone is a country with a long coastline, fish is very popular. While there are no shopping malls, there are large supermarkets, usually owned by Africans or Indians. There are many Indians in Sierra Leone

Population of Indians there

1000 Indians,

Safety and Security

Petty crime and pick-pocketing of wallets, cell phones, and passports are very common especially on the ferry to and from Lungi International Airport as well as in the bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in the Lumley Beach and Aberdeen areas of Freetown.

Most main roads in Freetown are narrow and paved, but have potholes. Extremely narrow unpaved side streets are generally navigable. Most roads outside Freetown are unpaved and are generally passable with a four-wheel drive vehicle.

You can’t assume your insurance will go with you when you travel. It’s very important to find out BEFORE you leave whether or not your medical insurance will cover you overseas.

Visa Process

  • A duly filled in and signed visa application form
  • 2 recent passport-size photographs
  • A valid passport
  • Booking of an airline return ticket in the name of the applicant
  • Latest statement of the bank account of the applicant
  • Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever
  • All the original documents should be presented for verification. Photocopies of the documents should be attached with the visa application form.
  • While the applications will also be received from friends/relatives/colleagues of the applicants, the applicants themselves will need to come to the High Commission, if considered necessary, for further clarifications.