of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
FREETOWN, capital of the British colony of Sierra Leone, West Africa, on the south side of the Sierra Leone estuary, about 5 m.
Freetown is picturesquely situated on a plain, closed in behind by a succession of wooded hills, the Sierra Leone, rising to a height of 1700 ft.
Freetown was the first place in British West Africa granted local self-government.
Both commercially and strategically Freetown is a place of importance.