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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Freetown, Sierra Leone
Searchable Map and Satellite View of Freetown using Google Earth DataSatellite view is showing Freetown, largest city, chief port and the national capital of Sierra Leone. Te city is located on the Sierra Leone Peninsula in the Western Area an administrative division of the country, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
The area was first settled in 1787 by 400 former British slaves sent from London, followed some years later by 1,100 former American slaves from Nova Scotia (today part of Canada). Freetown became a British Crown Colony in 1808 and the city served as the capital of British West Africa until 1874.
The administrative, economic and financial center of Sierra Leone has a population of about 1 million people. Official language is English, spoken languages are also Krio (Creole), the lingua franca in Sierra Leone, some Arabic and several indigenous languages.
Freetown is home to the national television and radio stations, the majority of international companies and many of the country's largest corporations are located in Freetown. The city is also the seat of Fourah Bay College, the oldest university in West Africa, (founded in 1827).
The map shows a city map of Freetown with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Hastings Domestic Airport (IATA code: HGS), and the location of Freetown-Lungi International Airport (IATA code: FNA) which is located north of the city in the town of Lungi, about 27 km (via Kissy to Tagrin ferry and Airport-Ferry Road) from the city center.
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|Aerial view of Freetown
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| Google Earth: Satellite view of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
|City Coordinates: 8°29′4″N 13°14′4″W
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