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Capital:
Monrovia
Government:
Unitary Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
George Weah
Economy:
  • Heavily reliant on foreign assistance for revenue.
  • Richly endowed with water, mineral resources, forests and a climate favorable to agriculture, Liberia has been a producer and exporter of basic products including raw timber and rubber.
Population:
5,073,296 (2020) (124th)
Land Size:
99,067 sq km (38,250 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Kpelle: 20.3%
  • Bassa: 13.4%
  • Grebo: 10.0%
  • Gio: 8.0%
  • Mano: 7.9%
  • Kru: 6.0%
  • Lorma: 5.1%
  • Kissi: 4.8%
  • Gola: 4.4%
  • Other: 20.1% (2008 census)
Religions:
  • Christianity: 85.6%
  • Islam: 12.2%
  • Traditional: 0.6%
  • Other: 0.2%
  • None: 1.4%
Languages(s):
  • English (official)
  • Kpelle
  • Bassa