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Where is Liberia?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Liberia covers 96,320 square kilometers of land and 15,049 square kilometers of water, making it the 104th largest nation in the world with a total area of 111,369 square kilometers.

Liberia was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1847. The population of Liberia is 3,887,886 (2012) and the nation has a density of 40 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Liberia is the Liberian Dollar (LRD). As well, the people of Liberia are refered to as Liberian.

The dialing code for the country is 231 and the top level internet domain for Liberian sites is .lr.

Liberia shares land borders with 3 countries: Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone.

To learn more, visit our detailed Liberia section.

Quick facts

Population 3,887,886
Density 40.4 / km2 ( 104.5 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1847
Capital Monrovia (Montserrado)
Currency Liberian Dollar
GDP 2,026,939,595 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 521 (2014 data)
Land Area 96,320 km2 (37,189 mi2)
Water Area 15,049 km2 (5,810 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Guinea, Cote D'Ivoire, Sierra Leone
Minimum Longitude -11.520
Maximum Longitude -7.370
Mininum Latitude 4.350
Maximum Latitude 8.550

What is the capital of Liberia?

map showing the location of Liberia
Location of Monrovia on a map.

Monrovia is the capital city of Liberia. It has a population of 939,524, and is located on a latitue of 6.3 and longitude of -10.8.

Monrovia is also the political center of Liberia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Monrovia, the Capital Of Liberia

City Monrovia
Country Liberia
Population 939,524
Longitude -10.79690000
Latitude 6.30054000
Elevation 32 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.