|Land Area||96,320 km2|
|Water Area||15,049 km2|
|Total Area||111,369km2 (#102)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$3.79 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$900|
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The Liberia flag was officially adopted on July 26, 1847. The flag is modeled after the U.S Stars and Stripes.
The red and white stripes represent the eleven signers of the Liberian Declaration of Independence. The white star is symbolic of African Unity.
Liberia Coat of Arms:
Liberia's coat of arms features a shield displaying a picture of a 19th century ship arriving to the country (a symbol of the freed slaves brought from the United States). Below the shield is the name of the country displayed on a ribbon, and above is the national motto.
Within the shield are several elements, including: a plow and shovel (representing dignity and labor), a rising sun (the birth of a nation), a palm tree (prosperity) and a white dove (for breath of peace).
Are There Any Female Heads of Government?
There are many powerful women in politics around the world. Some examples are Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the President of Liberia and the first female head of state in Africa.