1880-1918 History of West Africa 1939-1961





Stamps issued for Sierra Leone
by the British Postal Administration



British Sierra Leone, 1918-1939



In 1935, De Beers was granted the exclusive right to prospect for diamonds and engage in diamond mining.
In 1931, Sierra Leone had a population of 1,672,057. Freetown had 55,358 inhabitants. In 1935, Sierra Leone had 496 km of railroad lines, 210 km of country roads, 77 trucks, 9 busses, 342 cars, 1,368 km of telephone lines, 441 registered telephones







EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Sierra Leone, from Infoplease
Sierra Leone 1935-2000, from Professional Jeweller
DOCUMENTS
REFERENCE Hübner's Weltstatistik, 73rd edition, edited by Ernst Rösner, Wien 1939; in German [G]
Article : West Africa : Sierra Leone, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1919 pp.242-243, 1924 pp.251-253, 1925 pp.256-257, 1926 pp.257-260, 1928 pp.256-259, 1929 pp.259-262, 1932 pp.261-264, 1937 pp.283-286 [G]
Article : Sierra Leone, in : Americana Annual 1927 p.789, 1928 pp.721-722, 1930 pp.707-708, 1931 pp.703-704, 1932 p.659, 1933 pp.710-711, 1934 pp.546-547, 1935 pp.653-654, 1936 pp.668-669, 1937 pp.642-643, 1938 p.635, 1939 pp.697-698 [G]
Article : Sierra Leone, in : New International Year Book 1919 p.616, 1920 p.628, 1921 pp.658-659, 1923 p.696, 1925 p.644, 1928 pp.693-694, 1930 p.716, 1932 p.752, 1933 p.747, 1934 p.648, 1935 p.666, 1938 p.675, 1939 p.704 [G]
Article : Sierra Leone, in : Funk & Wagnall's New Standard Encyclopedia Year Book 1932 p.475, 1933 p.468, 1934 p.478, 1935 p.476, 1936 p.451, 1937 p.454, 1938 p.457 [G]



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