Liberia

Liberia

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Liberia is officially known as the Republic of Liberia and forms part of West Africa. Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cotle d’Ivoire act as the country’s neighbours. Out of the 30 indigenous languages spoken in Liberia English is the most common.  From forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands to a coastline strictly composed of mangroves.

Liberia’s business sector is largely controlled by foreigners, mainly of Lebanese and Indian descent. There also are limited numbers of Chinese engaged in agriculture. There also are significant numbers of West Africans engaged in cross-border trade. The Liberian economy had relied heavily on the mining of iron ore prior to the civil war. Liberia was a major exporter of iron ore on the world market. In the 1970s and 1980s, iron mining accounted for more than half of Liberia’s export earnings.

Liberia’s business sector is largely controlled by foreigners mainly of Lebanese and Indian descent. There also are limited numbers of Chinese engaged in agriculture. The largest timber concession, Oriental Timber Corporation (OTC), is Indonesian owned. There also are significant numbers of West Africans engaged in cross-border trade.Liberia is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Capital: Monrovia

Currency: Liberian dollar

National anthem: All Hail, Liberia, Hail!

Official language: English Language