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The Love Of Liberty Brought Us Here.

 

General


Population: 4,092,310 (2014), 3,989,703 (2013)
Land Area: 111,370 sq km
Natural Resources: Iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydro power
Capital: Monrovia
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (January 16th 2006)
Languages: English, 20 ethnic languages
Currency: Liberian Dollar (LRD)
Major Religions: Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, Indigenous Beliefs 40%
Major Ethnicities: Indigenous African 95%, Americo-Liberians 2.5%, Congo People 2.5%
Life Expectancy: 58.21 years (2014), 57.81 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.977 million (2013), 1.767 million (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.898 billion (2013), 2.693 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 700 (2013), 700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 8.1% (2013), 9% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 76.9%, Industry 5.4%, Services 17.7% (2002)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 70%, Industry 8%, Services 22% (2000)
Industries: Rubber processing, palm oil processing, timber, diamonds
Agriculture Products: Rubber, coffee, cocoa, rice, cassava, palm oil, sugarcane, bananas; sheep, goats; timber
Human Development Index: 0.412 (175th)(2013), 0.388 (174th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: NA
Unemployment Rate: 85% (2003)

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Army Size: 15 000 (2004)
Budget: 1.3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Liberia is located in West Africa. Liberia is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Liberia has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, its poverty rate is also extremely high. These two statistics can be blamed on a decade of civil wars, heavy debt and a major lack of infrastructure.

(2014) Liberia has enjoyed a high level of growth for the past few years, however this could change dramatically as it deals with an outbreak of Ebola.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Liberia
Wikipedia: Liberia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/LBR.html

Updated on: October 15th, 2014