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Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1986 by the Republic of Liberia

Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Ivory Coast to its east, the Atlantic Ocean to its south. It covers an area of 111,369 square kilometers and has a population of around 4,700,000 people. English is the official language and over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, representing the numerous ethnic groups who make up more than 95% of the population. The country's capital and largest city is Monrovia.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 6.5° N — Longitude: 9.5° W

Area: 111,369 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: LR

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 6.81, Rank: 103, Personal Freedom: 7.14, Economic Freedom: 6.35
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.22, Rank: 65
Liberia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 61, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 4
Following a severe 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in May 2015. The announcement followed a change in government strategy in late 2014 that favored community engagement over coercive tactics in combatting the virus. The success of government-led community engagement is widely credited with Ebola's early decline in Liberia, compared to neighboring countries.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Liberia" as of 3 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.