Surface area : 71740.0 km2
Population : 6294774 inhabitants
You will find that wooden sculpted statutes representing people's daily lives and animist beliefs are very present in the country. You will also find pottery, African masks and nice, inexpensive jewels made of gold and precious stones. You should be able to tell when they are original pieces. The major city shops open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. Many are open on Saturday at the same time.
The restaurants in Freetown serve international dishes. There are many English, French, Armenian and Lebanese restaurants. Local dishes are vegetable- and fish based. You will find a lot of seafood; mainly lobsters and large shrimps.
Although the civil war is over, Sierra Leone is not a recommended destination. If you insist on going, make sure that you plan your trip well. It is best to have a contact in the country who can act as your guide.