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Liberia

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Liberia 

The small and strong

by Erin A. and Caitlin R.

 

 

Liberian population,language, religion, tribes,

 

The current population of Liberia last counted in July 2010 was at 3,685,076 which is ranked 130 in the world country rank. Many languages are spoken in Liberia including over 20 ethnic languages, but the official language is English. Liberia's main languages are Christan, Muslim, and traditional including other and none. Mostly the tribes of Liberia are the Gola, Bassa, and Gullah.



geography and climate

LIBERIA IS A COUNTRY IN THE FAR WEST AFRICAN AREA BORDERED BY SIERRA LONE, GUINEA, COTE DIVOIRE, AND THE SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN. THE CLIMATE IS USUALLY TROPICAL, HOT, AND HUMID WITH DRY WINTERS AND WET CLOUDY SUMMERS. THE DAYS ARE HOT AND THE NIGHTS ARE COOL TO COLD. THE MAJOR BODIES OF WATER SUCH AS LAKES AND OCEANS IN LIBERIA ARE SUCH AS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND LAKE FISHERMAN/ PISO. THE RIVERS ARE ST. PAUL AND ST.JOHN TO NAME THE MORE FAMOUS. THERE  ARE A FEW FAMOUS MOUNTAINS IN LIBERIA LIKE MT.RICHARD-MOLAD AND MT.WUTEVE. THERE ARE ACTUALLY NO DESERTS IN LIBERIA. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT BEACHES OCEANIC VIEWS ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF LIBERIA BEACAUSE AS YOU WILL SEE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN BORDERS THE WESTERN SIDE.

 

 

 

MORE POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTION AND AREAS

 

Lake Piso - Located in Robertsport, the capital of Grand Cape Mount County in the western part of the country. Robertsport is 75 miles from Monrovia (Liberia's Capital City). Lake Piso served as a Naval Base for US Naval forces during WWII

The Kendeja Cultural Center, about 15 miles from Monrovia and off the Robertsfield Highway, and the Beasao village, are special sites dedicated to the preservation and potrayal of Liberia's indigenous culture





Providence was the first landing site of the Founding Fathers of Liberia on 7 January 1822. Providence Island is now a place of amusement and recreation with a bandstand and amphitheater for traditional African music and dance.

Sapo National Park in Sinoe County  is Liberia s first national park, home of wide variety of Liberian species like the pygmy hippo, forest elephant, bongo antelope, leopard, crocodile, jentinks duiker, primates, etc. it's in Monrovia, Liberia.

 

Gertylue Floral Park is a horticultural garden in suburb of Congotown, in Monrovia. 

 

LIBERIAN CULTURE

 

IN LIBERIA THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH BUT ALSO THERE ARE 20-30 ETHNIC LANGUAGES OFTEN SPOKEN IN THIS COUNTRY. LIBERIA HAS NO OFFICIAL SONG OR DANCE BUT THE SONG MOSTLY SUNG BY ALL IS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND DANCES MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF DANCES.LIBERIA WAS FOUNDED IN 1821,

WHEN OFFICIALS OF THE  AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY   WERE GRANTED POSSESSION OF CAPE MESURADE  BY LOCAL DE CHIEFS OF THE SETTLEMENT OF FREE AMERICAN SLAVES.LIBERIA IS A INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC. MOSTLY THE POPULATION HAS INDIGENOUS OR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS, SO YOU CAN IMAGINE THE 3 MAIN RELIGIONS ARE CHRISTIAN, INDIGENOUS, AND MUSLIM.

 

 

 

 

 

Liberia's President

 

 

 

Liberia's president is a woman! This website is about Ellen Johnson. She is said to be one of liberia's best presidents to ever be elected

 

 

 

 

 

LIBERIAN ECONOMY 

 

 

Civil war and government mismanagement destroyed much of Liberia's economy, especially the infrastructure in and around the capital, Monrovia. Many businesses fled the country, taking capital and expertise with them, but with the conclusion of fighting and the installation of a democratically-elected government in 2006, several have returned. Liberia has the distinction of having the highest ratio of direct foreign investment to GDP in the world.  President John Sirleaf, a Harvard-trained banker and administrator, has taken steps to reduce corruption, build support from international donors, and encourage private investment. The reconstruction of infrastructure and the raising of incomes in this ravaged economy will largely depend on generous financial and technical assistance from donor countries and foreign investment in key sectors, such as infrastructure and power generation.

 

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$1.578 billion (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 191

 

 

 

 

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$7.143 billion (2006)
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$1.197 billion (2006)
country comparison to the world: 144

 

 

 

 

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Liberian dollars (LRD) per US dollar - NA (2007), 59.43 (2006), 53.098 (2005), 54.906 (2004), 59.379 (2003)

 

 

 

 

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$3.2 billion (2005 est.)
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Liberia's Wildlife 

 

The bushmeat website is about the crisis with the wildlife in Africa focusing on the bushmeat crisis. 

 

Here is a bushmeat monkey that is one of many of endangered monkeys.