Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Carrie Crilow

English 1101 M-W 10:30

19 October 2016

Sierra Leone Geography and Climate

Sierra Leone is a small town located on the Atlantic ocean in west Africa. It's about half the size of Illinois. Mangrove swamps surround the coast around the village, including wooded hills and very mountainous. Sierra Leone is approximately 27,653 sq miles large. Sierra Leone is boarded on the north and east by Guinea and boarded on the south by Liberia. There are nine major river surrounding this region that allows the drainage system. There are numerous amounts of mountain regions surrounding the land from the Guinea area down to the liberia area. The climate is a very hot and humid temperature, characterized by the rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season is from May to October humid air masses from the Atlantic domaine, and the Dry season lies from November to April, dry winds and hot air that comes from the Sahara desert. The inland region can get 200in of rain yearly from the rainy season, participation is greater in in the coast then the inland.

This picture shows the climate and geography changes between the inland and coastal regions of Sierra Leone. 

This pictures shows a larger over view of where Sierra Leone is located and all the small villages that are part of Sierra Leone. 

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  1. I like the second image you chose because it shows us where Freetown was located and the distance that Ishmael had to travel.

  2. I liked your size comparison and the pictures you chose.

  3. You chose good images to show Sierra Leon so now we know the places Beah traveled.


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