Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea to the north and east, the Atlantic to the west and southwest. Liberia lies to the southeast of Sierra Leone a country that covers a total area of 71 740 km2. The population is 5.4 and 6.4 million. According to a Wikipedia article, Sierra Leone is ranked as one of the most religiously tolerant nations in the world. People are often married across tribal and religious divides. Muslims and Christians collaborate and interact with each other peacefully. Religious violence is very rare in the country. Between 1991 and 2002 the Sierra Leone had a civil war that left more than 50,000 people dead. Sierra Leone has 25 languages. Of those, 24 are living languages and 1 is a second language without mother-tongue speakers.