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Sierra Leone Data Sheet

Jan 5, 2006 12:00 AM   By Martin Rapaport
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Sierra Leone Data Sheet

Size: 71,740 square kilometers, slightly smaller than South Carolina

Population: 5.5 million

Median Age: 17.7

UN Human Development Index: 176 out of 177 (second to last)

Under 5 Mortality Rate: 28 percent of children die by age 5 (highest in the world)

Life Expectancy Male: 39.6 Years

Life Expectancy Female: 42.5 Years

Chance of Getting Tuberculosis: 88 percent

HIV Prevalence Rate: 1.6 percent

Population Living Under $2/day: 74.5 percent

Population Living below National Poverty Line ($0.75 per day): 70.2 percent

Adult Illiteracy Rate: 65 percent

Sierra Leone 2004 Macro Data ($ Million)

Total Exports: $185, of which $127 (68 percent) were diamonds.

Economic Aid: $360

Total Imports: $531

Source: Statistics provided by the UN, World Bank and Central Intelligence Agency.

Tags: Conflict Diamonds, Fair Trade, Kimberley Process
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