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Coordinates: 6°30′N 9°30′W / 6.500°N 9.500°W / 6.500; -9.500

Republic o Liberie

Motto: "The Love Of Liberty Brought Us Here"
Location o  Liberie  (dark blue) – in Africa  (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union  (light blue)
Location o  Liberie  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Location o Liberie
and largest city
6°19′N 10°48′W / 6.317°N 10.800°W / 6.317; -10.800
Offeecial leidsInglis
Spoken an naitional leids[1]
Ethnic groups
Christianity (85.6%), Islam (12.2%), Ithers (2.2%)[2]
GovrenmentUnitar presidential republic
• Preses
Joseph Boakai
Jeremiah Koung
Johnathan K. Koffa
Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh
LegislaturLegislatur o Liberie
Hoose o Representatives
Formation an Unthirldom
• Settlement bi the American Colonisation Society
Januar 7, 1822
Julie 26, 1847
• Annexation o Republic o Maryland
Mairch 18, 1857
• Recogneetion bi the Unitit States
Februar 5, 1862
Januar 6, 1986
• Total
111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) (102nt)
• Water (%)
• 2015 estimate
4,503,000[3] (125t)
• 2008 census
3,476,608 (130t)
• Density
40.43/km2 (104.7/sq mi) (180t)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$4.123 billion[4]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Tot
$2.335 billion[4]
• Per capita
Gini (2007)38.2[5]
HDI (2015)Steady 0.427[6]
law · 177t
CurrencyLiberie dollara (LRD)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Drivin sidericht
Cawin code+231
ISO 3166 codeLR
Internet TLD.lr

Liberie (Listeni/lˈbɪəriə/), offeecially the Republic o Liberie, is a kintra on the wast coast o Africae, bordered bi Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, an the Atlantic Ocean. As o the 2008 Census, the naition is hame tae 3,476,608 fowk an covers 111,369 square kilometres (43,000 sq mi).

Liberie's caipital is Monrovia. Liberie haes a het equatorial climate wi maist rainfall arrivin in the rainy saison wi hersh harmattan winds in the dry saison. Liberie's populated Pepper Coast is componed o maistly mangrove forests while the spairsely populatit inland is forestit, later openin tae a plateau o drier grasslands.


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The name Liberie denotes "liberty". The newly arrived settlers formed a new ethnic group cried the Americo-Liberians. Housomeivver, this introduction o a new ethnic mix resultit in ethnic tensions wi the saxteen ither main ethnicities awready residin in Liberie. Frae the 16t century till 1822, European splorers an traders haed multiple names for Liberie, varyin bi leid.

Durin the spice trade, in non-Inglis speakin Europe, Liberiae wis cawed the Malaguetta Coast or Pepper Coast in Inglis. It earned its name frae the melegueta pepper foond in rural Liberie that wis dubbed the "Grains o paradise" syne it wis a rare spice in heich demand throughoot continental Europe. In late 18t century Inglis splorers referred tae the kintra as the Windward Coast acause o notoriously unnavigable, choppy waters aff the coast o Cape Palmas at the tip o Soothren Liberie that wur difficult for European ships tae sail throu.


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  1. Lewis, M. Paul; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2015). "Liberia". Ethnologue (18th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International.
  2. a b "Liberia". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Archived frae the original on 31 August 2020. Retrieved 9 Februar 2018.
  3. "Liberia". The World Bank country page for Liberia. The World Bank. 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. a b c d "Liberia". International Monetary Fund.
  5. "GINI index". World Bank. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2017.