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ID: 1000191
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000191

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Sierra Leone (nation)  Sierra Leone (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 08 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 8.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 011 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -11.5000  decimal degrees

Note: First inhabitants were Bulom on coast; Krim and Gola came ca. 1400; Mende and Temne invaded in 15th century; Portuguese arrived in 1462, then English slave traders; was 18th-century haven for runaway slaves; English and French dispute over hinterland late 19th century; official language is English.

Names:
Sierra Leone (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Sierra Leone (French-P,U,N)
Republic of Sierra Leone (C,V,O,English,U,N)
République de Sierra Leone (C,O,French,U,N)
Serra Leoa (C,O)
Sierra Leona (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
República de Sierra Leona (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Сьерра-Леоне (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Сьерра-Леоне (C,O,Russian,U)
塞拉利昂 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
塞拉利昂共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
سيرا وًَن (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً سيرا وًَن (C,O,Arabic,U)
SLE (C,O,ISO3L)
SL (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO694 (C,O,ISO3N)
SL00 (C,O,FIPS)
Sierra Leonean (C,O,English,U,A)
Sierra Leonian (C,V,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sierra Leone (nation)  ........  Sierra Leone (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence in 1961
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  established 1971
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
controlled region (H)  ............  British, 1787-1961
protectorate (H)  ............  British, proclaimed 1896
colony (H)  ............  British, coastal area, 1808-1896

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Freetown .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Sierra Leone, Western Area) [7000380]
historical connection ....  Kquoja Kingdom .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Africa) [8711682]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1961
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1961

Sources and Contributors:
Сьерра-Леоне..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
Республика Сьерра-Леоне..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
塞拉利昂..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
塞拉利昂共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
سيرا وًَن..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
جُهور ةً سيرا وًَن..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
ISO694..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
República de Sierra Leona..........  [VP]
............................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 28 July 2009
Republic of Sierra Leone..........  [VP]
.........................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 711
.........................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
République de Sierra Leone..........  [VP]
...............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 784
Serra Leoa..........  [VP]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Sierra Leona..........  [VP]
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 78
.......................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 28 July 2009
Sierra Leone..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 589-590
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:790 ff.
.......................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-91
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 78
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1114-1115
Sierra Leonean..........  [VP]
.............................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 33
Sierra Leonian..........  [VP]
.............................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-)
SL..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
SL00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 77
SLE..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 711
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 589-590
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 790 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 771; 784
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 77
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-91
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 78
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 33
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1114-1115
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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