Flag of Sierra Leone
Republic of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone


National anthem of Sierra Leone

High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free

High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free is the national anthem of Sierra Leone. It was written by Clifford Nelson Fyle and composed by John Akar. It was adopted as the national anthem in 1961.
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Map of Sierra Leone

Map of Sierra Leone

Basic information on Sierra Leone

Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war from 1991 to 2002 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one-third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end of 2005, is increasingly developing as a guarantor of the country's stability. The armed forces remained on the sideline during the 2007 presidential election, but still look to the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) - a civilian UN mission - to support efforts to consolidate peace. The new government's priorities include furthering development, creating jobs, and stamping out endemic corruption.
Location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia
Population 6,144,562 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Sierra Leonean(s) adjective: Sierra Leonean
Flag description three equal horizontal bands of light green (top), white, and light blue