Where is Liberia?

Located in Western Africa, Liberia has a 1,667.00 km border with Guinea (590 km), Cote d'Ivoire (778 km) and Sierra Leone (299 km).There is an active ongoing UN Mission in Liberia.

Liberia is an African country covering 111,369.00 km2 of which 13.51% is water and 96,320.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 105th largest country in the world and slightly larger than Tennessee. Its geographic coordinates are 6 30 N, 9 30 W and Monrovia is the capital city.

The name Liberia derives itself from the Latin word "liber", which means "free".

Its ISO code is LR.

Geography

Liberia has a mean elevation of 243 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mount Wuteve which is 1,380m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with hot, humid winters and wet, cloudy summers. Its terrain is mostly flat, with rolling coastal plains, rolling plateaus and low mountains.

Population

Liberia has a population of 4,299,944 making it the 128th largest in the world.

English is the official language; around 20 other ethnic group languages are also used. The major ethnicities reported are Kpelle, Bassa, and Grebo. The majority of the population is Christian, with a significant Muslim minority.

The dialing code for the country is 231.

Government

Liberia is an independent country. It has been independent since 1847. Its constitution was last ratified in 1986.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Liberia's GDP is $3,787,000,000.00 (USD) with $900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 178th largest economy and its citizens the 216th richest in the world. The currency of Liberia is the Dollar (LRD).

Its major export partners are Poland, China, and India. Its main exports are rubber, timber, iron, diamonds, cocoa, and coffee. Its major import partners are Singapore, China, and South Korea. Its major imports include fuels, chemicals, machinery, and transportation equipment.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017