Liberia
Republic of Liberia

Capital
Monrovia

Area
43,000 sq mi
111,370 sq km


Population
3,317,176 est 2003

Largest city
Monrovia
pop. 550,200


Languages
English (official), 20 tribal dialects

Peoples
indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5%, Congo People 2.5%

Religion
Indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Islam 20%

Life Expectancy
total population: 47.93 years male: 46.9 years female: 48.99 years (2004 est.)

Literacy
total population: 57.5%
male: 73.3%
female: 41.6% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Republic


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