(WIPO code: LR) (latest review April 2021)

by KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland

General Information

Area

111,370 sq. km.

Population

5,073,296 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Monrovia.

Language

English.

Currency

Liberian dollar.

Imports

Machinery, foodstuffs, clothing, vehicles, petroleum products and building materials.

Exports

Rubber, iron ore, silver, gold, coffee, cocoa, kola nuts, diamonds, timber, palm oil and kernels.

General Remarks

The modern history of Liberia actually began in 1821 when free blacks from the United States were sent to West Africa by a colonization society of the United States. In 1847, an independent republic was declared with a constitutional form of government patterned after that of the United States.