The Republic of Liberia is a small country on the coast of West Africa. In the 1990s and in the early 2000s, two civil wars badly affected the country. There are about 3,300,000 people in Liberia. The capital city of Liberia is Monrovia. Liberia, Darwiish State, (or Daraawiish State) and Ethiopia were the only countries that avoided being colonized in the Scramble for Africa.
The name of the country is "Land of the Free" in Latin, because it was founded in the early 19th century by freed American slaves. It gained its independence on July 26, 1847. Its official language is English.
The country's constitution is similar to that of the United States. In the Autumn 2017 elections, George Weah became the twenty-fifth President of Liberia. He was inaugurated on January 22, 2018. The President before Weah was Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first African female president.
For ships, Liberia is a flag of convenience.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Liberia Portal
- Liberia in the News
- HavenWorks - Liberia
- The Liberian Times
- Debate on the country's founding at MSN's Slate
- Liberia - Past and Present
- News on Liberia's Recent Civil War
- Webquest for English Language Learners
- Liberia Citizendium
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