Country statistics


Land area: 37,189 sq miles (96,320 sq km)

Total area: 43,000 sq miles (111,370 sq km)

Population (2010 est.): 3,685,076 (growth rate: 2.7%); birth rate: 38.1/1000; infant mortality rate: 76.4/1000; life expectancy: 56.6; density per sq km: 34

Capital City: Monrovia

Monetary unit: Liberian dollar

Languages: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic-group languages

Ethnicity/race: indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of former U.S. slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of former Caribbean slaves)

Religions: traditional 40%, Christian 40%, Islam 20%

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