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Freetown in the region of Western Area with it's 13,768 habitants is a town located in Sierra Leone and is the capital of this country.

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Local time in Freetown is now 03:34 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Freetown" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Monrovia, Bissau, Yongro, Number Two Village, Makeni or Pendembu. When in this area, you might want to check out Wilberforce, Ogue Farm, Murray Town, Mount Aureol, Lumley and Aberdeen as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Ferry to Freetown - Sierra Leone

02:00 min ( February 12, 2010 by cpoulain)
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The ferry from Lungi to Freetown as it arrives in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This ferry is the main public transportation between the city and the airport and is always incredibly busy. Not the sunken sh...

Driving Around Freetown Sierra Leone 2

07:18 min ( November 22, 2009 by Shaka Zion)
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Driving Around Freetown Sierra Leone

Streets of Freetown

01:03 min ( May 22, 2009 by rutgerstolting)
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A drive around Freetown, Sierra Leone

Street in Freetown

00:52 min ( May 17, 2008 by babyphil)
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A view of a busy street in Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Interesting facts about this location

National Stadium (Sierra Leone)

Brookfields National Stadium is a multi-use national stadium of Sierra Leone, located in the capital city of Freetown. It is used mostly for football matches and it also has athletics facilities. It is the largest stadium in Sierra Leone and has a 45,000 capacity. The stadium serves as the exclusive home of the Sierra Leone national football team, as well as a venue for social, cultural, and religious events.

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Located at 8.43, -13.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Athletics (track and field) venues in Sierra Leone, Buildings and structures in Freetown, Football venues in Sierra Leone, Multi-purpose stadiums in Sierra Leone, National stadiums, Sports venues completed in 1980


Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. It is a major port city in the Atlantic Ocean and is located in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. Freetown is Sierra Leone's major urban, economic, financial, cultural, educational and political center. The city proper had a population of 772,873 at the 2004 census, As of 2010, the population of Freetown is estimated at 1.2 million.

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Located at 8.43, -13.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Capitals in Africa, Freetown, Populated coastal places in Sierra Leone, Populated places established in 1792, Populated places in Sierra Leone, Port cities in Africa, Western Area

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa that is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. Sierra Leone is a Constitutional Republic with a directly elected president and a Unicameral Legislature. The country has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests. The country covers a total area of 71,740 km and with an estimated population of 6 million.

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Located at 8.43, -13.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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Fourah Bay College

Fourah Bay College is a public university in the neighborhood of Mount Aureol in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is the oldest university in West Africa and the first western-style university built in West Africa. http://www. tusol. org/historical It is a constituent college of the University of Sierra Leone and was formerly affiliated with Durham University (1876-1967).

More reading: Fourah Bay College homepage
Located at 8.43, -13.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Association of Commonwealth Universities, Education in Freetown, Educational institutions established in 1827, Fourah Bay College, Universities and colleges in Sierra Leone

University of Sierra Leone

The University of Sierra Leone is the name of the former unitary public university system in Sierra Leone, which, as of May 2005, was reconstituted into the individual colleges of Fourah Bay College and Njala University. It is now affiliated to many colleges in Sierra Leone.

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Located at 8.43, -13.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Association of Commonwealth Universities, Defunct universities and colleges, Educational institutions disestablished in 2005, Educational institutions with year of establishment missing, Universities and colleges in Sierra Leone