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Republic of Liberia

Motto: "The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here"
Location of Liberia (dark green)
Location of Liberia (dark green)
Capital
and largest city
Monrovia
6°19′N 10°48′W / 6.317°N 10.800°W / 6.317; -10.800
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
(2008[1])
Religion
(2020)[2]
Demonym(s)Liberian
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
George Weah
Jewel Taylor
Bhofal Chambers
Francis Korkpor
LegislatureLegislature of Liberia
Senate
House of Representatives
Formation and Independence from American Colonization Society
• Settlement by the American Colonization Society
January 7, 1822
July 26, 1847
• Annexation of Republic of Maryland
March 18, 1857
• Recognition by the United States
February 5, 1862
November 2, 1945
January 6, 1986
Area
• Total
111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) (102nd)
• Water (%)
13.514
Population
• 2021 estimate
5,214,030 [1] (123rd)
• 2008 census
3,476,608
• Density
40.43/km2 (104.7/sq mi) (180th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$6.468 billion
• Per capita
$1,413[3]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$3.221 billion
• Per capita
$704[3]
Gini (2016)35.3[4]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.480[5]
low · 175th
CurrencyLiberian dollar (LRD)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+231
ISO 3166 codeLR
Internet TLD.lr

Liberia

Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest. It has a population of around 5 million and covers an area of 111,369 square kilometers (43,000 sq mi). English is the official language, but over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, representing the numerous ethnic groups who make up more than 95% of the population. The country's capital and largest city is Monrovia.