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Mount Bintumani is the highest peak in Sierra Leone, at 1945 metres. It lies in the Loma Mountains and its lower slopes are covered in rainforests, home to a wide variety of animals. These include pygmy hippopotamuses, dwarf crocodiles, rufous fishing-owls and numerous primates. metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... Loma Mountains form the highest mountain range in the West African country of Sierra Leone. ... Rainforest on Fatu-Hiva, Marquesas Islands A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall due to the Intertropical convergence zone. ... Binomial name Hexaprotodon liberiensis (Morton, 1849) The Pygmy Hippopotamus (Hexaprotodon liberiensis) is a large mammal native to the forests and swamps of western Africa (the species name, meaning of Liberia, reflects this). ... Families 13, See classification A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans. ...

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Culture of Sierra Leone - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space (5814 words)
Starting in the west, Sierra Leone has some 250 miles (400 kilometers) of coastline, giving it both bountiful marine resources and attractive tourist potential.
This is followed by low-lying mangrove swamps, rain-forested plains and farmland, and finally a mountainous plateau in the east, where Mount Bintumani rises to 6,390 feet (1,948 meters).
The climate is tropical, with two seasons determining the agricultural cycle: the rainy season from May to November, followed by the dry season from December to May, which includes harmattan, when cool, dry winds blow in off the Sahara Desert.
Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Guinean montane forests (AT0114) (3403 words)
One of the peaks, Bintumani (on the Loma Mountains of Sierra Leone), is the highest peak west of Mount Cameroon.
Mining on Mount Nimba, slash-and-burn farming, and man-made fires were the major threats prior to a decade of civil conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Bintumani Peak on Loma Mountain (1947 m) is the highest peak west in West Africa, west of Mount Cameroon (Cole 1968).
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