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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
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Olubanke King Akerele politician, diplomat
  • Afifi Alaouie actress
  • Mae Azango journalist
  • Arthur Barclay former president (born in Barbados)
  • Edwin Barclay former president
  • Nathaniel Barnes politician
  • Joseph Bartuah journalist
  • Stephen Allen Benson former president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Kenneth Best journalist
  • Moses Blah former president
  • John Bernard Blamo politician
  • Edward Wilmot Blyden author, diplomat, educator (born in West Indies)
  • Joseph Boakai vice-president
  • Nathaniel Brander former vice-president
  • Angie Brooks diplomat, jurist
  • Dillard Houston Brown clergyman
  • Charles Brumskine politician, lawyer
  • Gyude Bryant politician
  • Monie Captan politician
  • Chea Cheapoo politician
  • Joseph James Cheeseman former president
  • William D. Coleman former president, former vice-president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Sekou Conneh politician, rebel leader
  • Al-Hassan Conteh academic
  • Helene Cooper journalist
  • Roland T. Dempster writer
  • Cecil Dennis politician
  • Roland Diggs bishop
  • Samuel K. Doe former president
  • Enoch Dogolea former vice-president
  • J.J. Dossen politician, jurist, former vice-president
  • Didier Drogba soccer player
  • Momolu Dukuly politician
  • Cheryl Dunye director, writer, actress
E - F
  • Ernest Eastman politician
  • Henry Boimah Fahnbulleh politician, diplomat
  • Michael Kpakala Francis archbishop
  • Comfort Freeman peace activist
  • Anthony W. Gardiner former president, former vice-president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Fatu Gayflor singer
  • Garretson W. Gibson former president (born in U.S.A.)
  • James Edward Greene former vice-president
  • Joseph Rudolph Grimes politician
H - I
  • Musue Noha Haddad journalist
  • Tamba Hali football player
  • Sumowood Harris bishop, peace activist
  • Gerhard Hoberstorfer actor
  • Daniel Edward Howard former president
  • Aloysius Itoka actor
  • Collins John footballer
  • Dulee Johnson footballer
  • Hilary R.W. Johnson former president
  • Wesley Momo Johnson politician, ambassador
  • Bhawoh Jue football player
K - L
  • Francis Kateh physician, academic
  • George Klay Kieh politician
  • Charles D.B. King former president
  • Knero songwriter, record producer
  • Kafumba Konneh Muslim leader, peace activist
  • David D. Kpormakpor politician
  • Robert Kpoto surgeon, politician
  • G.V. Kromah journalist, writer, politician
  • Benjamin Dorme Lartey pastor

M - N

  • Gabriel Baccus Matthews politician
  • Clarence Moniba writer, actor, football player
  • Harry Moniba former vice-president
  • Bai T. Moore poet, novelist, folklorist, essayist
  • Sio Moore football player
  • Lafayette Morgan economic advisor
  • John Morlu politician, economist
  • Darlington Nage soccer player
P - R
  • Dawn Padmore singer
  • James Spriggs Payne former president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Ruth Perry politician
  • James A.A. Pierre jurist
  • James M. Priest former vice-president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Joseph Jenkins Roberts former president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Joseph J. Ross former vice-president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Samuel Alfred Ross journalist, former vice-president
  • Edward James Roye former president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Alfred Francis Russell former president, former vice-president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Elias Saleeby politician
  • Wilton G.S. Sankawulo politician, author
  • Antoinette Sayeh economist
  • Ophelia Hoff Saytumah politician
  • Rodney Sieh journalist
  • Clarence Lorenzo Simpson politician, former vice-president
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf president
  • Momolu Sirleaf politician
  • James Skivring Smith, Jr. former president, former vice-president (born in U.S.A.)
  • Joseph D. Summerville former vice-president
T - V
  • Charles Taylor former president
  • Robert Tingban politician
  • Togba-Nah Tipoteh politician, economist, educator
  • William R. Tolbert, Jr. former president, former vice-president
  • William Tubman former president
  • Winston Tubman diplomat, politician
  • Sultan Tucker athlete
  • Alex J. Tyler politician
  • Jerome Verdier human rights activist, environmentalist lawyer
W - Y
  • George Wallace politician
  • Bennie Dee Warner clergyman, former vice-president
  • Daniel Bashiel Warner former president (born in U.S.A.)
  • George Weah soccer player, politician
  • Rocheforte Lafayette Weeks politician, diplomat
  • Henry Too Wesley former vice-president
  • Izetta Sombo Wesley head Liberian football association
  • Anthony D. Williams former vice-president
  • Dioh Williams footballer
  • Samuel Kofi Woods human rights activist, journalist, politician, academic
  • Cletus Wotorson politician, geologist
  • Joe Woyee singer, musician, composer, artist
  • Christopher Wreh footballer
  • Allen Yancy former vice-president
  • Beverly Page Yates former vice-president

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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