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Republic o Liberie
Republic of Liberia
Banner o Liberie
Coat o airms o Liberie
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto: The love of liberty brought us here
Offeecial leid Inglis
Caipital Monrovia
Lairgest ceety caipital

Heid o State -

Presidential republic

Preses Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Area 111,369 km2
43,000 sq mi
Population 3,955,000
Foondin 26 Julie 1847
Siller Liberian dollar (LRD)
Time zone GMT UTC
Naitional anthem All Hail, Liberia, Hail!
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .lr
Cawin code 231

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

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 through.