Sierra Leone’s capital and the center of the Western area is Freetown.
It is located on a peninsula on the south bank of the Sierra Leone River’s estuary. The city is located at the base of the peninsula highlands, with one of the nicest natural harbors on Africa’s west coast. Lumley beach, Lakka beach, No. 2 river beach, and Toke beach are just a few examples of the peninsula’s beautiful beaches.
The State House, the House of Parliament, and the Supreme Court are all located in Freetown, which serves as the seat of the government of Sierra Leone.
Freetown’s population is ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse, with Muslims and Christians coexisting. There are considerable populations of almost all of the country’s ethnic groupings in the city, with no one ethnic group accounting for a majority of the population. The Krio language is the principal language of communication in Freetown, as it is in nearly every other portion of Sierra Leone, and it is by far the most frequently spoken language in the city.
During the civil war, Freetown, like the rest of Sierra Leone, went through some terrible times. It was twice seized by insurgents, with severe consequences for the local inhabitants and infrastructure. As the city of Freetown regained stability, many Sierra Leoneans left the countryside for the city to escape the violence. Despite the fact that the nation has been calm since 2002, the city’s population is still substantially greater than it was before the conflict. Land and local services have been placed under strain as a result of this. Many forest regions have been removed to make way for the newcomers.