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Republic of Liberia

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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$)

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