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Flashcards in Sierra Leone Deck (21):
1

Location

West coast of Africa

2

What hindered development?

political influences

3

How is Sierra Leone described physically?

-thriving
-tropical
-heavily vegetated

4

What is Sierra Leone's HDI?

0.374

5

What was the 'blood diamonds'?

diamonds to finance the 11 civil war

6

When did they get independence from the UK?

1961

7

How long did the civil war last?

11 years, 1991 to 2002

8

How many were amputated by the machete?

1500

9

How many were killed in the civil war?

50,000

10

How many child soldiers were there?

15,000

11

What is the capital of Sierra Leone?

Freetown

12

What is the slum called?

Kroo Bay

13

How are the locals there trying to break the cycle of poverty?

paying council tax to change into a cycle of prosperity

14

What is Sierra Leone's literacy rate?

38%

15

What is the UK's literacy rate?

99%

16

What is Sierra Leone's GNP?

$4.2 billion

17

What is UK's GNP?

$2.68 trillion

18

What is Sierra Leone's GNP per Capita?

$660

19

What is UK's GNP per Capita?

$41,680

20

What is Sierra Leone's life expectancy?

45

21

What is UK's life expectancy?

82