flag Liberia Liberia: Introduction

Capital: Monrovia


Total Population: 5,193,416
Natural Increase: 2.1%
Density: 53 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 52.6%
Ethnic Origins: The country is essentially comprised of Native Africans, who comprise around 95% of the population (including Kpelle - 20%, Bassa - 14%, as well as Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo and Mende). Other ethnic groups, including Americo-Liberians (descendants of immigrants from the U.S.) and Congo People (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean) represent around 5% of the population. (Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geography)
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: There are 20 ethnic languages. The main ones are : Bassa, Dan, Bandi, Gola, Grebo, Kpelle, Klao and Kisi.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christians 40%, Muslims 20%, Indigenous beliefs 40%.
Literacy Rate: 51.9%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Monrovia

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Liberian Dollar (LRD)

Country Overview

Area: 111,370 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
It depends on international aid; there is a permanent climate of insecurity.
HDI*: 0.430/1
HDI (World Rank): 177/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Liberia, dial 00
To call Liberia, dial +231
Internet Suffix: .lr
Telephone Lines: 0.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 3.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 9.8% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,0891,1438691,1021,478
Exports of Goods (million USD) 358548543608879
Imports of Services (million USD) 217200217224288
Exports of Services (million USD) 211011104

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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