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Population numbers: 4.2 million
How many square miles: 43,000 square miles
Geography fast facts (uniqueness)
  • One of the most admired leaders in the world, Nelson Mandela was born in Liberia.
  • The second largest tropical rainforest in West Africa, the Sapo National park is located here. It has around 125 species of mammals. It is home to the rare pygmy hippopotamus.
  • After Haiti, Liberia is the world’s second Black Republic.
  • The country was not only founded but was colonized by American slaves who had been freed.
  • The Liberian flag is designed after the American flag. The eleven white and red stripes that it sports stand for the eleven people who signed the country’s Independence declaration.
  • Joseph Jenkins Roberts was an octoroon (he was one-eight black) was the first president of Liberia. He could easily have passed-off as a white man.
  • Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia was named after a United States’ president- James Monroe.
  • The country is literally a bird-haven. Liberia has 700 bird species which include a bird that is a wee bit larger than a honey bee- the bee warbler.
  • Oprah Winfrey had traced her ancestors back to the Liberian region of Kpelle.
  • George Weah a Liberian citizen was the only African to hold three prestigious sports titles in one single year- In 1995 he was named – African Footballer of the Year, FIFA World Player of the Year and European Footballer of the Year.
Capital City: Monrovia /mənˈroʊviə/ is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia. Located on the Atlantic Coast at Cape Mesurado, Monrovia had a population of 1,010,970 as of the 2008 census.
Religion: Religion in Liberia. According to the 2008 National Census, 85.5% of Liberia’s population practices Christianity. Muslims comprise 12.2% of the population, largely coming from the Mandingo and Vai ethnic groups. The vast majority of Muslims are Malikite Sunni, with sizeable Shia and Ahmadiyya minorities.
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