Liberia

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Liberia on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Western Africa

Size – 111,369 km²

Geography – flat with coastal plains and some hills

Language – English (official), ethnic languages

Religion – Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, other  2.2%

Monetary Unit – Liberian dollar

     Natural Resources – iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower

Agriculture – rubber, coffee, cocoa, rice, cassava (manioc, tapioca), palm oil, sugarcane, bananas; sheep, goats; timber

Industry – mining (iron ore), rubber processing, palm oil processing, timber, diamonds

Map of Liberia

Neighbouring Countries – Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote D’Ivoire

Population –  4,092,310 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.52%

Average Life Expectancy – 58.21

Capital City – Monrovia (750,000)

Highest Mountain – Mount Wuteve (1,380m)

Longest River – Cavalla (515 km in Liberia, Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire)

Climate – Tropical – hot, wet winters – 24°C to 31°C and hot dry summers 20°C to 29°C

Yearly Rainfall – 150 cm (approx) mostly July to October

Plant Life – Mahogany, iron wood, cotton tree, kola tree, rubber tree, coffee, citrus, apples, pineapple, papaya, mango, and avocado

Animal Life – antelope, lemur, monkeys, wild pigs, porcupines, leopard

Bird Life – hornbill, wild guinea fowl, cattle egret (cowbird), flamingo, woodpecker, weaver

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Liberia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/liberia.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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