Liberia Flag

Liberia flag
Liberia flag

The Liberian flag, popularly known as the “Lone Star” banner, is quite similar to the American flag. This resemblance stems from the fact that Liberia was founded by ex-slaves from the United States and the Caribbean.

The flag features similar red and white stripes, as well as a blue square with a white star in the top left corner (canton). On August 24, 1847, it was officially adopted. The Liberian flag is frequently believed to be a member of the Stars and Stripes flag family, and the stars and stripes motif is a tribute to the United States, which assisted in the colonization of the country. The blue square and white star were thought to represent Africa and emancipation from slavery, respectively.

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Country information

Liberia is a country located on the west coast of Africa. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to the northwest, Guinea to the north, and Côte d'Ivoire to the east. The country has a population of around 5 million people, and its capital and largest city is Monrovia. The official language of Liberia is English, and the country has a diverse population with more than 20 indigenous languages spoken.

Liberia was founded in the early 19th century as a settlement for freed African American slaves, and it was the first independent African republic. The country has a history of civil war and political instability, but it has made significant progress in recent years towards peace and stability. The economy of Liberia is largely based on agriculture, and the country is a major producer of rubber and iron ore.

Liberia is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, and other international organizations. Despite challenges such as poverty and inadequate infrastructure, the country has made progress in areas such as education and healthcare in recent years. However, there are still significant challenges facing the country, including corruption and the need to address issues related to the legacy of the civil war.

Independent Yes
Country codes LR, LBR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Liberia
Official languages English
Religion 86.2% Christianity, 11.7% Islam, 1.4% No religion, 0.7% Other
Capital city Monrovia
Continent Africa
Time zone UTC (GMT)
Member of United Nations
African Union
Population 5,362,044 (2023)
Population density 53 per Km2 (136 people per mi2)
Urban Population 52.6 % of the population is urban (2,658,561 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -5,000
Median age 19.4 years
Total area The total land area is 96,320 Km2 (37,189 sq. miles)
Highest point Mount Wuteve (1 440 m, 4 724 ft)
Lowest point North Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ 675 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Liberian dollar ($, LRD)
Calling code +231
Internet TLD .lr (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Liberia Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Liberia

1 Monrovia 939,524
2 Gbarnga 45,835
3 Kakata 33,945
4 Bensonville 33,188
5 Harper 32,661
6 Voinjama 26,594
7 Buchanan 25,731
8 Zwedru 25,678
9 New Yekepa 24,695
10 Greenville 16,434
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