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Republic of Liberia

Motto: "The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here"
Location of Liberia (dark blue) in Africa (light blue)
Location of Liberia (dark blue)

in Africa (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])
Religion
Demonym(s)Liberian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
George Weah
Jewel Taylor
Bhofal Chambers
Francis Korkpor
LegislatureLegislature of Liberia
Senate
House of Representatives
Formation and Independence from United States
• 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
November 2, 1945
January 6, 1986
Area
• Total
111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) (102nd)
• Water (%)
13.514
Population
• 2015 estimate
5,073,296[2] (126th)
• 2008 census
3,476,608
• Density
40.43/km2 (104.7/sq mi) (180th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$6.468 billion
• Per capita
$1,413[3]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$3.221 billion
• Per capita
$704[3]
Gini (2016)35.3[4]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.465[5]
low · 176th
CurrencyLiberian dollar (LRD)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+231
ISO 3166 codeLR
Internet TLD.lr

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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