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Republic of Liberia

map of Liberialocation of Liberia in AfricaLocation western Africa
Bordered By
Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire

Area 43,000 sq mi (111,369 sq km)
Greatest Distance E-W 230 mi (370 km)
Greatest Distance N-S 210 mi (338 km)
Coastline 315 mi (507 km)
Highest Point Mount Wuteve; 4,528 ft (1,380 m)
Lowest Point Atlantic Ocean; 0
ft (0 m)
Natural Resources iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold

Nationality Liberian
Population (July 2014 est)
4,092,310
Largest Cities Monrovia, Gbarnga
Ethnic Groups indigenous African tribes, Americo-Liberians
Religions Christian, traditional, Muslim
Languages English (official), indigenous

Capital Monrovia
Form of Government Republic
Present Constitution Adopted January 6, 1986
Chief of State and Head of Government
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (since January 16, 2002)
Cabinet Cabinet appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate
Legislature bicameral People's National Assembly
Judiciary
Supreme Court
Administrative Divisions
15 counties

Currency Liberian Dollar
Per Capita Income
$500
Industries rubber processing, palm oil processing, timber, diamonds
Agricultural Products rubber, coffee, cocoa, rice, cassava, palm oil, sugarcane, bananas; sheep, goats
Export Commodities rubber, timber, iron, diamonds, cocoa, coffee
Import Commodities fuels, chemicals, machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, foodstuffs

Independence from the United States Achieved July 26, 1847
National Holiday Independence Day, July 26

SEE ALSO
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Côte d'Ivoire

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