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Liberia's Information

Flag of Liberia
Land Area 96,320 km2
Water Area 15,049 km2
Total Area 111,369km2 (#102)
Population 4,299,944 (#128)
Population Density 44.64/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $3.79 Billion
GDP Per Capita $900
Currency Dollar (LRD)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Liberia
    (long form) The Republic of Liberia
  • Capital City: Monrovia (970,824 pop.)
  • Liberia Population: 3,989,703 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Liberian Dollar
    (conversion rates)

    Liberian Dollar
    20 Liberian Dollars
  • Ethnicity: Kpelle 20.3%, Bassa 13.4%, Grebo 10%, Gio 8%, Mano 7.9%, Kru 6%, Lorma 5.1%, Kissi 4.8%, Gola 4.4%, other 20.1%
  • GDP total: $2.693 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $700 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages few of which can be written or used in correspondence
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Monrovia, Gbarnga, Kakata, Bensonville, Harper
  • Name: Derived from the Latin liber, meaning, "Free." Aptly named for a country established as a homeland for free slaves.
  • National Day: July 26
  • Religion: Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.4%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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