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Liberia Geography

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

Much of Liberia is dominated by flat to rolling coastal plains that contain mangroves and swamps.

Those plains slope into a rolling plateau and rainforest-covered hills central, and into relatively low mountains in the northeast.

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.

The highest point completely within Liberia is Mount Wuteve at 4,724 ft (1,440 m) located in the West African Mountain range, however, Mount Nimba is higher at 5,748 ft (1,752 m) and is shared with the country of Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire.

The lowest point of the country is the Atlantic Ocean.

This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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