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  •  Official Name: Republic of Liberia
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: Monrovia
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Robertsport, Greenville, Zwedru, Gbamga, Yekepa, Voinjama 
  • Size: 111,370 sqkm
  • Climate: tropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers
  • Terrain: mostly flat to rolling coastal plains rising to rolling plateau and low mountains in northeast
  • Population: 3,195,000
  • Ethnic Groups: indigenous African 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean who had been slaves)
  • Religion: Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 40%
  • Language: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence