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Liberisa At a Glance
Official Name : The Republic of Liberia
Capital : Monrovia
Form of Government : Multi-party Democracy with 3 branches:
1. Executive Branch — Chief of State
2. Legislative Branch — Consists of the Senate and House of Representatives
3. Judicial Branch — Supreme Court
Legal System : Dual system of statutory law based on Anglo-American common law for the modem sector and customary law based on unwritten tribal practices for the indigenous sector
Population : 3.5 Million
Estimated Annual Growth Rate : 2.6%
Location : The Atlantic Coast of West Africa
Geographic :Coordinates : 630 N, 930W
Neighbors & Land Boundaries : The country is bordered to the west by Sierra Leone, sharing a border of 306 krn, bordered to the North by Guinea, sharing a border of 716 km. and bordered to the East by Cote d’Ivoire, sharing a border of 563 km.
Total Overall Size : 111,370km (Land Size: 96,320 km & WaterArea: 15,050)
Terrain : Mostly flat to rolling coastal plains which rise to a rolling plateau. There are also mountains in the northeast.
Official Language : English
History : Africa’s first independent nation - July 26, 1847
Climate : Dry Season lTropical (November — April) Rainy Season (May — October); Average rainfall of 210 inches of precipitation.
Religion : Christianity — 60%; Muslim — 20%; other beliefs and practices — 20%
International Airports : Roberts International Airport (RIA)
Sea Ports : The National Port Authority (NPA)— Monrovia, Buchanan, Greenville & Harper
Maritime Claims : Territorial sea: 200 nautical miles
Elevation Extremes : Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest Point: Mount Wuteve 1,380 m
Tropical Forest : 4.5 million hectares (43% of the entire West African forest)
Natural Resources : Iron Ore, Timber, Diamonds, Gold, Hydro-power
Currency : Although the Liberian dollar is the legal tender, most transactions, from street vendors to major deals, are performed in U.S. dollars, which is also a legal tender throughout the country.
Exchange Rate : As of July 2010 * 1 USD = 65 LD
Major Exports : Rubber, Iron Ore, Timber/Logs, Diamonds, Coffee and Cocoa
Major Imports : Petroleum, Food and Live Stock, Machinery, Transport Equipment, Manufactured Goods, Medicine and Chemicals
Investment Opportunities : Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Electricity, Gas & Water, Transportation Sector, Mining, Tourism, Construction & Infrastructure Development, Manufacturing & Telecommunications.
Tourist Attractions : Beaches, Robertsport Beach ( one of the best places to surf in Africa); Multiple Lagoons, Rainforest, scenic waterfalls, The Blue Lake, National Zoos, Exquisite Wildlife, and Mt. Wologisi, the 2nd highest peak in Africa).
Country Code : 011 +231
Administrative division of Liberia : 15 Counties: Bomi, Bong, Gbarpolu, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Lofa, Margibi, Maryland, Montserrado, Nimba, River Cess, River Gee, Sinoe
 
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