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Lessons and Reflections on the Past Present and the Future from Liberia

Facts About Liberia

  • Full name: Republic of Liberia
  • Population: 3.8 million (UN, 2007)
  • Capital: Monrovia
  • Area: 99,067 sq km (38,250 sq miles)
  • Languages: English, 16 African languages belonging to the Mande, Kwa or Mel linguistic groups
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 45 years (men), 47 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Liberian dollar (L$) = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Diamonds, iron ore, rubber, timber, coffee, cocoa
  • GNI per capita: US $130 (World Bank, 2006)
  • Internet domain: .lr
  • International dialling code: +231

The Press

Television

  • Clar TV - private
  • Power TV - private
  • Real TV - private

Radio

  • ELBC - state-run, operated by Liberian Broadcasting System
  • Star Radio - FM and shortwave station, operated in partnership with Swiss-based Hirondelle Foundation
  • UNMIL Radio - operated by United Nations mission
  • Kiss FM - private Monrovia station
  • Radio Veritas - Catholic station
  • ELWA - Christian station
  • Sky FM - private Monrovia station

News agency

Liberian News Agency

        County - Capital

  1. Bomi - Tubmanburg

  2. Bong - Gbarnga'
  3. Gbarpolu - Bopolu
  4. Grand Bassa - Buchanan
  5. Grand Cape Mount - Robertsport
  6. Grand Gedeh - Zwedru
  7. Grand Kru - Barclayville
  8. Lofa - Voinjama
  9. Margibi - Kakata
  10. Maryland - Harper
  11. Montserrado - Bensonville
  12. Nimba - Sanniquellie
  13. Rivercess - Rivercess
  14. River Gee - Fish Town
  15. Sinoe - Greenville