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Liberia


BASIC FACTS

 

Area 111,370 Km2
Population 4.187 Millions
HDI Rank 174 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Monrovia (population 1.2 million)
Demographic distribution 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%
Spoken languages
Religious beliefs Christianity, Islam and indigenous religions.
Political regime Normal party political activity was disrupted under Charles Taylor's rule. Parties have re-emerged since the end of the civil war and, following the 2011 elections there are 11 parties represented in the legislature, the biggest of which are the Unity Party, the Liberty Party, The Congress for Democratic Change and the Coalition for the Transformation of Liberia.
Head of State Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President)
Associations with International Organisations United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), African Development Bank (AFDB) and Mano River Union (MRU).
Investment Promotion Agency National Investment Commission
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook