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Freetown, Sierra Leone. Satellite image of Freetown, the capital and largest city in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The city's economy is based on its harbour, which handles Sierra Leone's main exports. The area was first settled in 1792 by freed slaves sent from England by British abolitionists. The Atlantic Ocean is at the left and top. Image taken on 4 April 2001 by Space Imaging's Ikonos satellite.
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