Republic of Liberia

Motto

“The love of liberty brought us here”

Anthem

“All Hail, Liberia, Hail”

Geography

Capital: Monrovia
Largest City: Monrovia
Total area: 111,369 sq km
Climate: tropical, hot, humid, dry winters, wet, cloudy summers, heavy showers
Natural resources: Iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower
Border countries: Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone

People and Society

Population: 4,195,666
Demonym: Liberian
Languages: English (official), Kpelle
Ethnic groups: Kpelle, Bassa, Grebo, Gio,
Mano, Kru, Lorma, Kissi, Gola
Religions: Muslim, Christian, Traditional

Government

Independence: 26 July 1847 (from the American Colonization Society)
Government type: Republic
Chief of state: Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF (since 2006)

Economy

Currency: Liberian dollar
Exports: Rubber, timber, iron, diamonds, cocoa, coffee
Industries: Mining (iron ore), rubber processing, palm oil processing, timber, diamonds

Tourism and Attraction

Liberian National Museum
Sapo National Park
Masonic temple
Elwa and Ce Ce beach
Lake Piso

Sources:
The World Factbook