Where is Liberia?

Liberia is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 6.428055 and longitude -9.429499 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 6° 25' 41.00'' N
  • 9° 25' 46.20'' W

You can see the location of Liberia on the world map below:

Liberia Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Liberia (LR) are:

  1. Côte d'Ivoire (CI)
  2. Guinea (GN)
  3. Sierra Leone (SL)

Maritime Borders

Liberia borders the Atlantic Ocean.

Liberia on the World Map

Liberia Related Content

Liberia Key Facts

CountryLiberia
CoordinatesLatitude: 6.428055
Longitude: -9.429499
Country CodesAlpha 2: LR
Alpha 3: LBR
Country Flag Emoji🇱🇷
Int. Phone Prefix+231
Capital cityMonrovia
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Northern Africa
Country Area111,369 sq km
Population 20215,180,208
World Rank: 120
Median Age17.9
Life expectancy60.7
Major languagesEnglish 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages few of which can be written or used in correspondence
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC±00:00
Internet TLD.lr
Biggest AirportRoberts International Airport Monrovia (ROB)
Average temperature25.30 °C
77.54 °F
Administrative Divisions15 counties
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Liberia Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyLiberian Dollar (LRD)
GDP in 2020$3 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 163
GDP per capita in 2020$601
World Rank: 184
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United States, India, Belgium, South Korea
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, United States, India, United Arab Emirates, Belgium

Biggest Cities in Liberia

Here are the largest cities in Liberia based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Monrovia 1,021,762
Upper Buchanan 48,315
Gbarnga 45,835
Kakata 33,945
Harper 32,661
Voinjama 26,594
Zwedru 25,678
Robertsport 11,969
Sanniquellie 11,415
Greenville 10,374

Map of Liberia with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region

Geography

Liberia is the only non-colonized country in Africa and the oldest republic in the continent. The country’s population is divided into tribal people and Liberians.

The capital, Monvoria, is one of the highly developed cities of the country in trade and tourism.

It is located on the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean in West Africa. It is surrounded by Sierra Leone in the northwest, Guinea in the north, and Ivory Coast in the east.

The lagoons, marshes and rocky cliffs along the sandy and low coastline of Liberia, which is a very complex surface pattern, extend along the coastline of approximately 560 km.

Slightly uneven hills behind this section, which has a width of 23-40 km, rise suddenly and leave their place to a narrow forest zone.

Its average height is 180-300 m, followed by a plateau where the forest cover becomes rare. The height of this plateau divided by valleys varies between 450-650 m.

The northern part of Liberia is mountainous. Hills are rising to 1,350 meters. Nimba Mountains, the highest point of this region, reaches 1,381 m at the Guest House Hill on the Guinea border.

The Mano and Moro rivers originating from the mountainous region flow in the southwest direction to the Atlantic Ocean. A part of the Cavalla River, which forms the border of the Ivory Coast, is accessible. Other important rivers are Lofa, St. Paul, St. John, and Cestos. The dam built on the St. Paul River, 27 km northeast of the capital, is an important hydroelectric source.

The granite, schist and gneissic rock layers at the base of the country are intensely curled and broken. Itabirit formations which contain iron are inserted between these layers. Sandstone beds extend along the coast. It forms the dominant soil texture and thin lateritic soils that allow more trees to grow.

Tropical rainforests occupy about 40 percent of the country’s territory. 26 different types of timber covering the first types of timber trees, iron ore, Baphia nitida, and mahogany income. Many monkeys, antelopes, and rodents live in forests.

There are also dwarf hippos and some anteater species. Elephants, wild buffalo, and pars are increasingly eliminated. The presence of reptiles is rich. The main snake species are black cobra and viper. Three different types of crocodiles were identified.

Governance

The Liberian constitution in 1847 resembles the constitution of the United States. A president, a Senate and a legislative body consisting of representatives and constitutional courts share the powers of the national government.

The president is elected for an 8-year term and can be re-elected for an unlimited number of years. Senators are elected for six years and representatives for four years. Constitutional courts and lower-level court judges are elected to serve for a lifetime.

Climate

The climate is particularly hot and humid throughout the year in the coastal area. The precipitation season lasts from May to October and the dry season from November to April.

Dusty and dry desert winds, which are known from the Sahara to the shore and known as harmattan, affect the climate in December.

The average annual temperature is between 18 °C and 29 °C. The average winter temperature is 24 °C and in summer, it is 33 °C.

The annual rainfall of 5,080 mm in the coastline is reduced to 1,780 mm.

Religion

The majority of the population is Protestant and Catholic.

Industry and Tourism

The Liberian economy is based on agriculture and forestry. Plants such as rice, banana, and cassava are grown for domestic consumption in the country.

The government encourages the cultivation of crops such as coffee, cocoa, dates, citrus fruits, and colasca for sale in world markets.

Furthermore, Liberia’s most valuable product in agriculture exports is rubber, which takes second place after demers among the goods sold to the outside.