About Liberia

 

 

Liberia: Where Life is Beautiful
The Republic of Liberia, located in West Africa, is a quaint country of about 43,000 square miles (111,369 square kilometers) and is home to about 3.7 million people. The people of Liberia are known to be very hospitable and helpful.

Our national currency is known as the Liberty Dollar (LD), but the USD is also widely used throughout the country. Though the official language is English, there are over thirty indigenous languages also spoken here. Our coastline is composed of the Atlantic Ocean, while inland one can find the treasures of various lagoons, river, lakes, mountains, and rain forest. Liberia offers two seasons, the Rainy Season with significant rainfall from May–October and The Dry Season where the climate is tropical and filled with sunny skies for the remainder of the year.

Liberia is the only African republic to have self-proclaimed independence without gaining independence through revolt from any other power, and is Africa’s first and oldest modern republic. Liberia retained its independence during the Scramble for Africa. During World War II, Liberia supported the United States war efforts against Germany and in turn the U.S. invested in considerable infrastructure in Liberia to help its war effort, which also aided the country in modernizing and improving its major air transportation facilities. In addition, President William Tubman encouraged economic changes. Internationally, Liberia was a founding member of the League of Nations, United Nations and the Organisation of African Unity.