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Republic of Liberia
FlagCoat of Arms
Motto: "The love of liberty brought us here"
Anthem: All Hail, Liberia, Hail!
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)

Capital
and largest city
Monrovia
6°19′N10°48′W / 6.317°N 10.800°W / 6.317; -10.800
Official languagesEnglish
Spoken languagesLiberian English
Ethnic groups (2008[1])
DemonymLiberian
GovernmentUnitarypresidential
constitutional republic
 - PresidentEllen Johnson Sirleaf
 - Vice PresidentJoseph Boakai
 - Speaker of the HouseAlex J. Tyler
 - Chief JusticeJohnnie Lewis
LegislatureLegislature of Liberia
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Formation
 - Settled by the American Colonization Society1822 – date of first settlement 
 - Independence26 July 1847 
 - Current constitution6 January 1986 
Area
 - Total111,369 km2 (103rd)
43,000 sq mi
 - Water (%)13.514
Population
 - 2014 estimate4,092,310[2] (128th)
 - 2008 census3,476,608 (130th)
 - Density35.5/km2 (180th)
92.0/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$3.691 billion[3]
 - Per capita$881[3]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$2.028 billion[3]
 - Per capita$484[3]
HDI (2013)Steady 0.412[4]
low ·175th
CurrencyLiberian dollara (LRD)
Time zoneGMT
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC)
Drives on theright
Calling code+231
ISO 3166 codeLR
Internet TLD.lr
a.The United States dollar is also legal tender.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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