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Maps of Liberia

Physical Map of Liberia displaying state boundaries, relief, major rivers, Mount Witeve, and major cities.

Located on the West African coast, Liberia covers an area of 111,369 sq. km. 

Four physiographic regions run nearly parallel to the Atlantic coast of the country. As observed on the physical map of Liberia, the elevation of the land gradually increases with distance from the coast.

The coastal plains are around 560 km long and 40 km wide and feature sandy beaches, lagoons, mangrove swamps, and some rocky outcrops. 

Next is the region of rolling hills about 32 km wide and with an average elevation of 90 m.

Beyond that is a dissected plateau with scattered mountains. 

Finally, there is a mountainous highland region to the north hosting the highest point in the country, the 1,440 m high Mount Wuteve which has been marked on the map by an upright yellow triangle.

The lowest point of the country is the Atlantic Ocean at 0m.

The country's major rivers include the Mano River in the northwest and the Cavalla River in the southeast.

The Cavalla is the longest river in the nation at 320 mi (515 km). It was named by 15th-century Portuguese navigators for the cavalla (or horse mackerel) found at its mouth.

Additional rivers of note are the Lofa, St. Paul, St. John and Cestos River, all of which flow into the Atlantic.

Counties of Liberia Map

The Political Map of Liberia showing the 15 counties, their capitals, and the national capital of Monrovia.

Liberia is divided into 15 counties which are subdivided into 90 and further into clans.

In alphabetical order, the 15 counties are Bomi, Bong, Gbarpolu, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Lofa, Margibi, Maryland, Montserrado, Nimba, River Cess, River Gee, and Sinoe.

With an area of 11,551 sq. km, Nimba is the largest country and Montserrado is the most populous one.

The national capital of Monrovia is located in Montserrado.

Where is Liberia?

Map showing location of Liberia in the world.

Liberia is a country in West Africa. It is located in the Northern and Western Hemispheres. The three countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Ivory Coast bound Liberia to the northwest, north, and east respectively. The Atlantic Ocean borders Liberia to the south-southwest.

Liberia Bordering Countries: Guinea, Cote D'Ivoire, Sierra Leone.

Regional Maps: Map of Africa

Outline Map of Liberia

Blank Outline Map of Liberia

The blank outline map represents the West African country of Liberia. The map can be downloaded, printed, and used for educational purposes or coloring.

Outline Map of Liberia

The outline map represents the West African country of Liberia. 

Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of Liberia
Capital City Monrovia
6 18 N, 10 48 W
Independence 26 July 1847

Geography

Total Area 111,369.00 km2
Land Area 96,320.00 km2
Water Area 15,049.00 km2
Total Border 1,667.0 km
Coastline 579.0 km
Bordering Countries Guinea 590 km, Cote d'Ivoire 778 km, Sierra Leone 299 km
Climate Tropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers
Coordinates 6 30 N, 9 30 W
Mean Elevation 243 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Atlantic Ocean
Highest Elevation 1,447 m
Mount Wuteve

Demographics

Population 4,937,374
Largest City

Monrovia (1,517,235)

Ethnic Groups Kpelle 20.3%, Bassa 13.4%, Grebo 10%, Gio 8%, Mano 7.9%, Kru 6%, Lorma 5.1%, Kissi 4.8%, Gola 4.4%, Krahn 4%, Vai 4%, Mandingo 3.2%, Gbandi 3%, Mende 1.3%, Sapo 1.3%, other Liberian 1.7%, other African 1.4%, non-African .1% (2008 est.)
Languages English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages few of which can be written or used in correspondence
Religions Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.5% (2008 est.)

Economy

Currency Liberian dollars (LRD)
GDP $3.07 Billion
GDP Per Capita $621.89
Exports Rubber, timber, iron, diamonds, cocoa, coffee

This page was last updated on October 12, 2020

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