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Learn more about Liberia.
Flag of Liberia Liberia
Population: 3,390,635 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Monrovia
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An Introduction to Liberia
Years of fighting, coupled with the flight of most businesses, have disrupted formal economic activity. A still unsettled domestic security situation has slowed the process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war-torn country. President TAYLOR, who won the 1997 presidential elections after an eight-year-long civil war, was never able to fully eliminate rebel groups that sought to oust him by force. Rebel attacks on Monrovia, coupled with two years of UN-imposed sanctions for TAYLOR'S meddling in Sierra Leone's civil war, finally prompted TAYLOR'S abdication from power in August 2003. A transitional government - composed of rebel, government, and civil society groups - assumed control in October 2003. Chairman Gyude BRYANT, who has a two-year mandate to oversee efforts to rebuild Liberia, heads the new government.

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Map of Liberia ( Location ) : 6 30 N, 9 30 W, Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone. For additional reports and educational information specific to Liberia, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Liberian Flag
11 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a white five-pointed star on a blue square in the upper hoist-side corner; the design was based on the US flag.

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Some interesting facts and figures about Liberia.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.7%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 46.9 yrs - Male
    • 48.99 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 7,000 (2001)

    • 70,000 (1997)

    • 790,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .lr

Did you know ... People from Liberia are called Liberians

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook