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Capital: Monrovia

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


  • Heavily reliant on foreign assistance for revenue.
  • Richly endowed with water, mineral resources, forests and a climate favorable to agriculture, Liberia has been a producer and exporter of basic products including raw timber and rubber.

Population: 4.1 million (UN 2011)

Land Size: 99,067 sq km (38,250 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Kpelle: 20.3%
  • Bassa: 13.4%
  • Grebo: 10%
  • Gio: 8%
  • Mano: 7.9%
  • Kru: 6%
  • Lorma: 5.1%
  • Kissi: 4.8%
  • Gola: 4.4%
  • Other: 20.1% (2008 census)

  • Christian: 85.6%
  • Muslim: 12.2%
  • Traditional: 0.6%
  • Other: 0.2%
  • None: 1.4%


  • English: 20% (official)
  • Kpelle
  • Dan
  • Bassa



  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Brac-Liberia Conducts Weather Info Sharing Workshop - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] BRAC-Liberia recently conducted training for 21 leaders of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Weather Information Sharing Operations at its Training and Resource Center in Kingsville, Careysburg.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Things Best Left Forgotten - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Lorpu's parents had welcomed her brother Flomo with lukewarm enthusiasm, even after he had told them about his monthly pay of US$15 and a bag of parboiled rice as ex-gratia. Fear for his safety, along with the failure of government troops to win the war against the NPFL, who were then seizing one town after another and drawing ever closer to Monrovia, made them even more apprehensive. Often, they would call him aside and ask a few questions: what was it the AFL had taught him at Camp Schiefflin since his t
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Stunna to Become Farmington Hotel Brand Ambassador Soon - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Promising young emcee, STUNNA is on the verge of been sign as the first brand ambassador for the luxury Farmington Hotel.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Supreme Court Decides Korkoya's Fate Today - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] A decision is expected today on whether or not Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya will remain as head of the National Elections Commission (NEC).
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: UPP Boosts Female Aspirants' Dreams - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Following reports that all political parties vying in the October 10 polls are collecting thousands of US dollars from both female and male aspirants for primaries and fees at the National Elections Commission (NEC), the United People's Party (UPP) has exempted female contestants by paying for their primaries.