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Sierra Leone*

General Country Information
Capital: Freetown
Population: 5,245,645 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Constitutional Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 31,500 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 1.009 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 273 (2009)
Internet users: 13,900 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.11
World Rank 2005/2006: 171

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Disability Awareness Action Group - DPI National Assembly
Mr. Kabba F. Bangura
20 Fort Street / P.O Box 1203
Freetown
Sierra Leone
Email: daagsl@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +232-33-743-628              

Sierra Leone Association of the Blind
5 Walpola Street, PM Bag 851
Freetown
Sierra Leone
Email: slab76205@yahoo.com
Tel: +232-22-227657
Fax: +232-22-224439

Sierra Leone Association of the Deaf (SLAD)
P.O. Box 326
Freetown
Sierra Leone
Email: sladsl@yahoo.com