Republic of Liberia






Capital: Monrovia

Population: 4.2 million

Land area: 99,067 sq km (38,250 sq miles)

Languages: English, 29 African languages belonging to the Mande, Kwa or Mel linguistic groups

Major religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 56 years (men), 59 years (women)

Currency: Liberian dollar

Source: UN, World Bank, BBC