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Republic of Liberia
Motto: "The love of liberty brought us here"
Location of  Liberia  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Liberia  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Location of Liberia
Capital
and largest city
Monrovia
6°19′N10°48′W / 6.317°N 10.800°W / 6.317; -10.800
Official languagesEnglish
Spoken and national languages[1]
Ethnic groups(2008[2])
ReligionChristianity (85.6%), Islam (12.2%), Others (2.2%)[2]
DemonymLiberian
GovernmentUnitarypresidential republic
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Joseph Boakai
Alex J. Tyler
Francis Korkpor, Sr.
LegislatureLegislature of Liberia
Senate
House of Representatives
Formation and Independence
• Settlement by the American Colonization Society
January 7, 1822
July 26, 1847
• Annexation of Republic of Maryland
March 18, 1857
• Recognition by the United States
February 5, 1862
January 6, 1986
Area
• Total
111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) (103rd)
• Water (%)
13.514
Population
• 2015 estimate
4,503,000[3] (125th)
• 2008 census
3,476,608 (130th)
• Density
40.43/km2 (104.7/sq mi) (180th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.879 billion[4]
• Per capita
$881[4]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$2.106 billion[4]
• Per capita
$478[4]
Gini (2007)38.2[5]
medium
HDI (2015)Steady 0.427[6]
low · 177th
CurrencyLiberian dollara (LRD)
Time zoneGMT(UTC+0)
Drives on theright
Calling code+231
ISO 3166 codeLR
Internet TLD.lr

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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