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About Liberia

Liberia or the Republic of Liberia is a West African country bordered by Guinea to its north, Sierra Leone to its west and Côte d'Ivoire to its east. Over thirty indigenous languages are spoken in the country. The more sparsely populated inland consists of forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands. The coastline is composed mostly of mangroves.
In the 1940s, the country began to modernize after following investment by the United States during World War II. The country also experienced economic liberalization under President William Tubman in this era.


Currency :

Liberian dollar (LRD)

Area :

111,369 square km (43,000 square miles) 

Population :

4,128,572 (estimated)

Language :

Liberian English

Liberian Kreyol language (Vernacular Liberian English)
Merico language (Americo-Liberian)

Calling Code :

231

Time Zone :

GMT


Climate and geography

The country is situated in West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean to the country's southwest. The latitudinal extent is 4° and 9° N, and longitudinal extent is 7° and 12° W.
Flat to rolling coastal plains characterize the landscape. These plains contain mangroves and swamps, which rise to a rolling plateau and low mountains in the northeast. As far as climate is concerned, the equatorial climate is hot round the year with heavy rainfall from May to October with a short interlude in mid-July to August.

Territory and capital : The country has a mostly hilly terrain. This terrain runs from rolling plains along the coast to a rolling plateau and low mountains in the northeast.
Monrovia is the capital of Liberia.

Suitable visiting seasons : The time between November and April is best to visit Liberia.

Transportation : Liberia has all the means of transport and water taxis are an interesting tourist attraction!

Tourism and Immigration Information : You may contact the nearest Liberia embassy for the information on documentation required to enter Ghana.

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