Liberia Overview

Country Profile

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 (Monrovia).

Liberia National Flag

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.

Liberia Country Flag

History Summary

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.

Economy and Culture Overview

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.

Liberia Map

Liberia Map

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