Republic of Liberia
Capital city: Monrovia largest city (main seaport and international airport)
Area: 111369 square km
National day: 26th July
Independence: 26th July 1847. Founded by liberated American slaves.
Population: 3 million as of 2000
Leader: Charles Taylor, born 1947, President since August 1997 - October 2003 after which Gyude Bryant took over.
Language: English (official) Kpelle, Bassa, Merico (Creole), Vai.
Currency: Liberian dollar (L$)