Republic of Liberia is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 3,887,886, making it the 127th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Monrovia with a total population of 1,010,970. The country
encompasses 11,369 square kilometers making it the 104th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Guinea,
Cote d’lvoire, the North Atlantic Ocean and Sierra Leone.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government, and along with Vice President
Joseph Nyumah Boakai, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for six years and is eligible for a
second term. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 6th of January
The languages commonly or officially spoken are English and some 20 ethnic group tongues. It counts among its major
religions Christian, Muslim and indigenous beliefs. As sources of mass communication it has 7 FM, 2 Short Wave and 1
Major geographical features are Mount Wuteve, its highest point at 1,380 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Atlantic Ocean, which measures 579 kilometers of coastline.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are rubber processing, palm oil processing,
timber and diamonds. Its official currency is the Liberian Dollar.
Here’s something you may not know about Liberia. Liberia means "The Land Of The Free” as it was formed by freed
slaves from the United States.
|Bull elephant in Sapo
capital and largest city
Updated 09 January 2013
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
1.5% (2009 est.)
|Liberian mother and
|Mount Wuteve looking
Liberia's highest point
|Cape Palmas on the
and lowest point on
the border with Cote
near the border with
|Tabughee- a Liberian
dish of eggplant, meat
easternmost point on
the border with Sierra
|Man in traditional
near the border with
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