Liberia - the Country Merchant
Liberia in West Africa, Southwest Atlantic Ocean, all known as
the Republic of Liberia. Latin meaning "free land." An area of
111,370 square kilometers. Population of 3.3 million, with Keppel
family, Barcelona family, Dan and other 22 ethnic tribes. Many
residents believe in fetishism. The official language is English.
Currency is the Liberian dollar, the U.S. dollar. Monrovia
The red and white stripes on the flag is to commemorate the 11
signatories of the declaration of independence. Red symbolizes
courage, white is the symbol of the United States and Germany, and
blue symbolizes the African continent. The five-pointed star
symbolizes the only black African Republic.
In the ninth and 10th centuries, close to the Sahara Desert in
West Africa, some residents moved to Grain Coast (now Liberia). In
the 15th century, the Portuguese came and started the slave trade,
followed by the Netherlands, Britain, France, Germany and other
settlers. In December 1821, the establishment of African-American
immigrants in this area was named Liberia. Liberia was established
in 1858 as a federal state from the "American Colonization Society."
On July 26, 1947, there was a declaration of independence and the
Republic of Liberia was established.
Economic and Cultural Customs
The economy is based on agriculture and mining. Natural rubber,
timber and diamond production are the main pillars of the national
economy. Crops are palm oil, cocoa, coffee, potatoes and rice.
Forest coverage is 58% of the total area, and it is home to Africa's
largest forest, rich in mahogany and other valuable timber. It has
one of the largest rubber and iron ore productions in the world.
As a result of a special customs policy, merchant registration
taxes are low and it is the world's largest national shipping
register. Tons of merchant ships flying the Liberian flag ranked
first in the world, the "Merchant of China" title. Many families
have lived in the rural areas of customs, - often hundreds of people
in the family.