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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 and national languages[1]
Ethnic groups (2008[2])
ReligionChristianity
DemonymLiberian
GovernmentUnitarypresidential republic
 • PresidentEllen Johnson Sirleaf
 • Vice PresidentJoseph Boakai
 • Speaker of the HouseAlex J. Tyler
 • Chief JusticeFrancis Korkpor, Sr.
LegislatureLegislature of Liberia
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Formation and Independence
 • Settlement by the American Colonization SocietyJanuary 7, 1822 
 • Liberian Declaration of IndependenceJuly 26, 1847 
 • Annexation of Republic of MarylandMarch 18, 1857 
 • Recognition by the United StatesFebruary 5, 1862 
 • Current constitutionJanuary 6, 1986 
Area
 • Total111,369 km2 (103rd)
43,000 sq mi
 • Water (%)13.514
Population
 • 2015 estimate4,503,000[3] (125th)
 • 2008 census3,476,608 (130th)
 • Density40.43/km2 (180th)
92.0/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$3.879 billion[4]
 • Per capita$881[4]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$2.106 billion[4]
 • Per capita$478[4]
Gini (2007)38.2[5]
medium
HDI (2014)Steady 0.430[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 October 9, 2016


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