Freetown
in Western Area, Sierra Leone

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
8.432 and -13.290 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 8° 25' 54" and W -13° 17' 22"
Currency and Currency Code:
Leone - SLL
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:27 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Freetown
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:40 am and 7:02 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-10.221 and 166.306 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Malapu
References
This place on Geonames.org

Explore Freetown

Freetown in Western Area with it's 13,768 inhabitants is located in Sierra Leone a little north of Freetown, the country's capital.

Local time in Freetown is now 07:27 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Africa / Freetown with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Freetown. The closest airport in Sierra Leone is Hastings Airport in a distance of 11 mi (or 18 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Freetown, Forecariah, Conakry, Coyah and Makeni. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Hotels and Places to Stay

The Country Lodge Complex

Address
2,8 mi
Hs 51 Hillstation
11000 Freetown
Sierra Leone

Time Information

Checkout: 15:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


RADISSON BLU MAMMY YOKO

Address
3,0 mi
17 LOMLEY BEACH ROAD
PO BOX 5 Freetown
Sierra Leone

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Home Suites

Address
4,3 mi
Cape Road, Aberdeen 78a
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


New Brookfields

Address
4,3 mi
Jomo Kenyatta Road,New Englandville
000 Freetown
Sierra Leone

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Nonsuch Bay Resort All Inclusive

Address
5,4 mi
Hughes Point
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 72%
Air Pressure 1010.8 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 89% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019

27°C (81 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Wednesday, 24th of April 2019

27°C (81 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Scattered clouds.

Thursday, 25th of April 2019

27°C (81 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

The Ferry to Freetown - Sierra Leone

Published: February 12, 2010
Length: 07:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: zeptepe

A clip of the ferry across the Sierra Leone River from Lungi to Freetown as it arrives in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This ferry is the main transportation link between the city and the airport...


Driving Around Freetown (Sierra Leone)

Published: November 22, 2009
Length: 28:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Shaka Zion

Driving Around Freetown.


Driving Around Freetown Sierra Leone 2

Published: November 22, 2009
Length: 19:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Shaka Zion

Driving Around Freetown Sierra Leone.


White Powder In Freetown ;-) FPV Fun Warthox FQuad

Published: December 30, 2014
Length: 13:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: meiman0815

White Powder In Freetown ;-) FPV Fun Warthox FQuad.


Streets of Freetown

Published: May 22, 2009
Length: 22:31 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: rutgerstolting

A drive around Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Street in Freetown

Published: May 17, 2008
Length: 45:03 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: babyphil

A view of a busy street in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Tours-TV.com: Freetown

Published: November 23, 2014
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ToursTV Com

The capital of Sierra Leone - Freetown attracts tourists with numerous sights, beautiful beaches and city markets. Sierra Leone. (弗里敦, フリータウン, فريتاون). See on map...


Mass Casualty Training Course in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Published: January 14, 2010
Length: 02:22 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: SurgeonsSOS

In August 2009, SOS helped organize a mass casualty training exercise in the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown. The event was held over two days, included didactic lectures and a full disaster...


Travel Tips: Dangerous Market After Dark

Published: October 09, 2014
Length: 07:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Dog Mode

Here I show you how to navigate one of the many night market's in africa, keep your wallet in your front pocket and lets go!


No 2 Beach, Freetown Sulaiman cartwheeling.AVI

Published: March 21, 2010
Length: 58:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Vivi Whitfield


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

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.

Located at 8.48444, -13.2344 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Sierra Leone, Countries in Africa, Countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Economic Community of West African States, English-speaking countries and territories, Least Developed Countries, Member states of the African Union, Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Member states of the United Nations, Republics, States and territories established in 1961, Commonwealth republics, West African countries

Freetown

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.

Located at 8.48444, -13.2344 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
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

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.

Located at 8.47956, -13.2491 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Sierra Leone, Athletics (track and field) venues in Sierra Leone, National stadiums, Buildings and structures in Freetown, Sports venues completed in 1980, Multi-purpose stadiums in Sierra Leone

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).

Located at 8.47719, -13.2212 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities and colleges in Sierra Leone, Education in Freetown, Educational institutions established in 1827, Fourah Bay College, Association of Commonwealth Universities

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.

Located at 8.49222, -13.2094 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Universities and colleges in Sierra Leone, Defunct universities and colleges, Educational institutions with year of establishment missing, Educational institutions disestablished in 2005, Association of Commonwealth Universities

Wilberforce, Sierra Leone

Wilberforce is an area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is the highest point in the city and is also home to several foreign embassies, including China, Gambia, Germany, Liberia, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and Austria http://www. slhc-uk. org. uk/diplomatic. htm. It is also home to a military barracks http://www. un. org/Depts/dpko/missions/unamsil/release. html.

Located at 8.46667, -13.2667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Freetown, Populated places in Sierra Leone, Diplomatic districts, Sierra Leone Liberated African villages

Aberdeen, Sierra Leone

Aberdeen is a coastal neighborhood in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown. It is home to numerous up-scale restaurants, hotels, Lumley beach and other tourist facilities.

Located at 8.5, -13.2833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Freetown, Populated places in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Liberated African villages

Murray Town

Murray Town is an upscale neighborhood in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown. It is home to a camp for the War Wounded and Amputeed population and the Amputees and War Wounded Association. It is also home to the Sierra Leone Grammar School. Murray Town contains many colonial style board houses dating back to the turn of the 20th century. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:8|30|N|13|16|W|region:SL_type:city|| |primary |name= }}

Located at 8.5, -13.2667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Freetown, Populated places in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Liberated African villages

Kissy, Sierra Leone

Kissy (formerly Waterloo refugee camp) is a poor neighborhood on the eastern end of the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown. It is also home to numerous health services, including a United Methodist Church Health and Maternity ward as well as a mental hospital. It is also home to over 500 Liberian refugees.

Located at 8.46667, -13.2 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Freetown, Populated places in Sierra Leone, Refugee camps, Sierra Leone Liberated African villages

Connaught Hospital

Connaught Hospital is a hospital located in Sierra Leone. Connaught Hospital was opened in 1912 by the Duke of Connaught, Prince Arthur. President Kabbah re-opened the hospital on May 5, 2006, alongside the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH).

Located at 8.48843, -13.2384 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hospitals in Sierra Leone, Buildings and structures in Freetown, Hospitals established in 1912

Freetown Central Prison

Freetown Central Prison is a prison on Pademba Road in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The prison was built to house 220 prisoners in the pre-independence era and now holds around 1,000 prisoners. Many prisoners were subject to prolonged stays in holding cells because of a massive backlog in court cases.

Located at 8.48333, -13.2331 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Prisons in Sierra Leone, Buildings and structures in Freetown

Sierra Leone River

The Sierra Leone River is a river estuary on the Atlantic Ocean in Western Sierra Leone. It is formed by the Bankasoka River and Rokel River and is between 4 and 10 miles wide (6–16 km) and 25 miles (40 km) long. It holds the major ports of Queen Elizabeth II Quay and Pepel. The estuary is also important for shipping. It is the largest natural harbour in the African continent.

Located at 8.504, -13.186 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Protected areas of Sierra Leone

Western Area Forest Reserve

Western Area Forest Reserve, also known as the Western Area Peninsula Forest Reserve, is a non-hunting forest reserve in Sierra Leone. The area became a forest reserve in 1916 and has an area of 17,688 hectares . It was demarcated by Charles Lane Poole, Sierra Leone's first ever 'Conservator of Forests,' and founder of the Sierra Leonean Forestry Department. It is the westernmost semi-deciduous closed canopy forest in Sierra Leone.

Located at 8.34056, -13.1578 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Western Area, Protected areas of Sierra Leone

Hastings, Sierra Leone

For other uses, see Hastings (disambiguation). Hastings Hastings, Sierra Leone is located in Sierra LeoneHastingsHastings Coordinates: {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:8|23|N|13|08|W|type:city(15054)_region:SL|| | |name= }} Country Sierra Leone Region Western Area District Western Area Rural District Population (2004)  • Total 15,054 Time zone Greenwich Mean Time Hastings is a town in the Rural District in the Western Area of Sierra Leone.

Located at 8.38333, -13.1333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Sierra Leone, Western Area, Freetown, Sierra Leone Liberated African villages

Goderich, Sierra Leone

Goderich is an affluent neighborhood in the west end of Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital. Goderich lies about 13 miles (20 kilometers) from downtown Freetown. Goderich had a population 19,209 in the 2004 census Goderich has a high standard of living and is one of the wealthiest neighborhood in Freetown. Notable current residents of Goderich include current Sierra Leone's president Ernest Bai Koromahttp://www. thenewpeople. com/index.

Located at 8.43333, -13.2833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Sierra Leone, Western Area, Freetown, Sierra Leone Liberated African villages

Queen Elizabeth II Quay

Queen Elizabeth II Quay, also known as QE II Quay and by residents as the Deep Water Quay, is a locality in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is located on a promontory called Fourah Point (also known as Farran Point, Farren Point, and Foura Point) on the southern bank of the estuary of the Sierra Leone River between Destruction Bay and Cline Bay within the suburb of Cline Town directly to the east of central Freetown.

Located at 8.49367, -13.2104 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Economy of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Port cities in Africa, Wharves, Water transport in Sierra Leone

Tagrin Point

Tagrin Point is the proposed location of a deep water port to replace the older and shallower port of Port Pepel in Sierra Leone. It would be connected to existing and new iron ore mined by an upgraded railway line converted to standard gauge.

Located at 8.53333, -13.1333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 13 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of Sierra Leone

State House (Sierra Leone)

The State House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Sierra Leone. The building is home to the official office of the President of Sierra Leone. Official receptions, cabinet meeting, meetings with visiting foreign heads of state and international delegations are held at the State House. The State House is located at State Avenue, Tower Hill, in central Freetown.

Located at 8.48672, -13.2339 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Freetown, Government Houses of the British Empire and Commonwealth, Official residences, Government buildings completed in 1895, Houses completed in 1895, Governors of Sierra Leone, Presidents of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Grammar School

The Sierra Leone Grammar School was founded on 25 March 1845 in Freetown, Sierra Leone by the Church Mission Society (CMS), and at first was called the CMS Grammar School. It was the first secondary educational institution for West Africans with a European curriculum. Many of the administrators and professionals of British West Africa were educated at the school.

Located at 8.49383, -13.2673 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Education in Freetown, Secondary schools in Sierra Leone, British West Africa

Tower Hill (Sierra Leone)

Tower Hill is an affluent neighborhood in central Freetown, Sierra Leone; located just outside the central business district in downtown Freetown. Tower Hill is the seat of government of Sierra Leone, as it is home to the State House, Sierra Leone House of Parliament, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Defence and National Security building, the Bank of Sierra Leone building, The Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission (NEC) building, and several other government buildings.

Located at 8.48294, -13.2337 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Freetown

Sierra Leone International Mission School

The Sierra Leone International Mission School commonly called SLIMS or Mission runs a primary (grades 1-6), junior secondary (grades 7-9) and senior secondary (grades 10-12) school. The school was established by missionaries from the Atlanta International Fellowship (AIF) in October 1992 as a school for orphan children.

Located at 8.4472, -13.1602 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 1992, Freetown, Secondary schools in Sierra Leone

Institute of Public Administration and Management

The Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) is an institute of the University of Sierra Leone. It operates like other constituent colleges of the University of Sierra Leone, under the authority of the University Senate and the University Court. IPAM is in the centre of Freetown at AJ Momoh Street, Tower Hill, close to the British Council, Statistics Sierra Leone, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Fire Force headquarters.

Located at 8.48511, -13.2317 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities and colleges in Sierra Leone, Education in Freetown, Association of Commonwealth Universities

Sierra Leone House of Parliament

Sierra Leone House of Parliament is the meeting place of member of Parliament of Sierra Leone, the legislative body of the Republic of Sierra Leone. It is located at Tower Hill in central Freetown, just outside the central business district in downtown Freetown. At the entrance of the House of Parliament, sits the historic Martello Towerhttp://www. lonelyplanet. com/sierra-leone/freetown/sights/government-building/sierra-leone-parliament.

Located at 8.48672, -13.2339 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Freetown

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