Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, located on the Atlantic coast. It is bordered by Guinea to the north and northeast, Liberia to the south and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The country has a population of around 7.9 million people, and its capital and largest city is Freetown. The official language is English, but many other languages are spoken, including Krio, Mende, Temne, and Loko. The country has a diverse culture, with influences from African, European, and American traditions. It is known for its beautiful beaches, its vibrant music and dance scene, and its rich history.