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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's capital city Freetown from above
Aerial view of Freetown, largest city, major port, and the capital of Sierra Leone.
Image: David Hond

About Freetown

Coat of Arms of Sierra LeoneSatellite view is showing Freetown, largest city, chief port and the national capital of Sierra Leone. The city is located in the western part of the nation on the mountainous Sierra Leone Peninsula in the Western Area, an administrative division of the country, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Freetown's Queen Elizabeth II Quay located on a promontory called Fourah Point and Government Wharf are the city's two harbors.

Street scene in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Street scene in Freetown.
Image: Erik Cleves Kristensen
The area of today Freetown 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 Sierra Leone's House of Parliament, the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone and the State House, the official workplace of the President of Sierra Leone. Also located in Freetown are the national television and radio stations, the majority of international companies and many of the country's largest corporations. 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 Air Field (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. In September 2014, almost all regional and international flights to Freetown had been suspended for more than one year as a result of the 2014 West Africa Ebola virus outbreak.

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Local Time Sierra Leone:
Monday-June-17  19:06  
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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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