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The capital and largest city of Sierra Leone, in the western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It was settled in 1792 by freed slaves sent from Canada by British abolitionists.
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(Placename) the capital and chief port of Sierra Leone: founded in 1787 for slaves freed and destitute in England. Pop: 1 007 000 (2005 est)
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the capital of Sierra Leone, in W Africa. 469,776.
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Noun1.Freetown - port city and the capital and largest city of Sierra LeoneFreetown - port city and the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone
Republic of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone - a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
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A month later they arrived at Freetown where they chartered a small sailing vessel, the Fuwalda, which was to bear them to their final destination.
Two months after they weighed anchor and cleared from the port of Freetown a half dozen British war vessels were scouring the south Atlantic for trace of them or their little vessel, and it was almost immediately that the wreckage was found upon the shores of St.
So it was that from the second day out from Freetown John Clayton and his young wife witnessed scenes upon the deck of the Fuwalda such as they had believed were never enacted outside the covers of printed stories of the sea.
Ambassador MBaimba Baryoh was invited as special guest and took the opportunity to explain the wastes disposal difficulty facing the capital Freetown and was in agreement with the plans presented by the trio in resolving the problem.
The carrier which pledged to continue to adjust its schedules to better serve its customers on the West Coast of Africa, had earlier broken its connecting flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone as it now operates direct Lagos-Freetown-Lagos flights.
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's government has terminated a $400-million scheme to build a new airport with Chinese labor and loans, according to a letter written last week by the country's minister of transport and aviation, reviewed by Reuters.
Summary: Freetown [Sierra Leone], Oct 12 (ANI): Sierra Leone has cancelled plans to build an airport with China's help in the outskirts of the country's capital, Freetown, saying it was economically unviable.
class="MsoNormalThe proposed Mamamah International Airport is located just outside Freetown, designed to replace the current one in the town of Lungi, which is said to be an obstacle to the country's development due to connectivity difficulties associated with it.
between a Sierra A Leonean identified as Mustapha Layee and his Liberian female partner, Patricia Wilfred King turned s o a r We d n e s d a y, 2 5 t h September when the former allegedly absconded to Freetown with US$10, 000 business money.
Surviving are husband Arnold Becktell of Sesser; sons Walter and Darren Cox, both of Freetown, Ind.; sisters Lorna Orlandini of Zeigler, Carlene Peebles of Portage, Mich., Gloria Holland of Zeigler and Kathleen Hudson of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and one granddaughter, Cassandra Cox of Freetown, Ind.
People walk past general election posters for Sierra Leon's presidential candidates in central Freetown.