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 10
4th 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
Television stations.

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
National Park
Monrovia- Liberia's
capital and largest city
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Updated 09 January 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
1.5% (2009 est.)


Liberian mother and
Mount Wuteve looking
towards Guinea-
Liberia's highest point
Saint John River
Saint Paul River
Cape Palmas on the
Atlantic Coast-
Liberia's southernmost
and lowest  point on
the border with Cote
Dancers in Upper Lofa
Robertsport- Liberia's
westernmost point
near the border with
Sierra Leone
Tabughee- a Liberian
dish of eggplant, meat
and seafood
Tai- Liberia's
easternmost point on
the border with Sierra
Man in traditional
Liberian dress
Voinjama- Liberia's
northernmost town
near the border with
Waterfall near Gbarnga
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