Liberie

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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
Caipital
an lairgest ceety
Monrovia
6°19′N 10°48′W / 6.317°N 10.800°W / 6.317; -10.800
Offeecial leids Inglis
Spoken an naitional leids[1]
Ethnic groups (2008[2])
Releegion Christianity (85.6%), Islam (12.2%), Ithers (2.2%)[2]
Demonym Liberie
Govrenment Unitar presidential republic
• Preses
George Weah
Jewel Taylor
Bhofal Chambers
Francis Korkpor, Sr.
Legislatur Legislatur o Liberie
Senate
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
Aurie
• Tot
111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) (102nt)
• Watter (%)
13.514
Population
• 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
$897[4]
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$2.335 billion[4]
• Per capita
$475[4]
Gini (2007) 38.2[5]
medium
HDI (2015) Steady 0.427[6]
law · 177t
Siller Liberie dollara (LRD)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Drives on the richt
Cawin code +231
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 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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Lewis, M. Paul; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2015). "Liberia". Ethnologue (18th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Liberia". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 
  3. "Liberia". The World Bank country page for Liberia. The World Bank. 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Liberia". International Monetary Fund. 
  5. "GINI index". World Bank. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  6. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved Mairch 21, 2017.