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Country Liberia


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Region Western Africa
Area (sq km) 111,369
Border Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone
Population 4,195,666
Nationality Liberian(s)
Ethnicity Kpelle 20.3%, Bassa 13.4%, Grebo 10%, Gio 8%, Mano 7.9%, Kru 6%, Lorma 5.1%, Kissi 4.8%, Gola 4.4%, other 20.1%
Religion Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.4%
Language English, some 20 other languages, mostly oral only
Literacy 61%
Government Republic
Capital Monrovia
Leader President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (since January 16, 2006); Vice President Joseph Boakai (since January 16, 2006)
Currency Liberian dollar (LRD)
Independence Day July 26, 1847
National Holiday Independence Day (July 26, 1847)
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