Facts about Liberia
Official languages: English
Area: 111,370 km²
Population: 3.7 million residents
Population density: 33.09 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .lr
ISO codes: LR, LBR, 430
The telephone code from Liberia is +231
Flag of Liberia
The flag of Liberia, which dates back to 1847, at first glance resembles the flag of the United States, reflecting its colonial past. However, Liberia was not a classic colony, since 1822 it served as a colony of freed slaves from the USA. The original flag featured a Christian cross instead of a white star, which was later replaced by a star as an expression of Liberia’s independence. The eleven white and red stripes refer to the eleven men who signed the Liberian Declaration of Independence. The blue field in the upper left part of the flag marks the African continent and the star itself symbolizes the bright future of Liberia.
Liberia is a state in West Africa. See Liberia Location on World Map. Liberia was initially a project to settle former African American slaves after the abolition of slavery in the United States and one of the first independent states on the African continent. Conflicts between former Afro-American slaves and the native ethnic groups shape the country to this day. After a bloody civil war, the democratic election of a new president in November 2005 laid the foundation for a new democratic beginning in Liberia.
Biggest Cities of Liberia by Population
Liberia is a small West African country located on the Atlantic coast, with a population of over 5 million people. Its capital city is Monrovia which is the largest city in Liberia and home to more than 1.5 million people. The city is known for its diverse culture, vibrant nightlife, and rich history making it a popular destination for tourists.
Other major cities in Liberia include Gbarnga located near the Mount Bong Range and known as ‘the City of Churches’; Kakata located near the Mano River and known as ‘the City of Trade’; or Harper located on the western side of Liberia and known as ‘the City of Peace’.
Liberia also contains some smaller cities such as Buchanan located near the Mesurado River and home to many churches; Voinjama located near the Lofa River and home to many museums; or Robertsport located on the northern side of Liberia and known for its fishing industry.
Throughout Liberia there are plenty of attractions to explore including forests, national parks, beaches, monuments, lagoons and waterfalls. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as kayaking or exploring caves or take part in water sports on Lake Piso.
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According to Abbreviation Finder, Monrovia is the capital of Liberia. It is located on the coast, roughly in the middle of the country. Here the Saint Paul River flows into the sea. About one million people live in Monrovia. Monrovia got its name because it was used to honor the American President James Monroe in 1824.