LIBERIA


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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
111,369 km2 (102nd)

Capital
Monrovia

Language
English

Motto
'The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here'

National Flower
Pepper (Piper nigrum)

National Animal
Garden bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)

National Animal
Lion (Panthera leo)






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Liberia Flag

Liberia, authoritatively the Republic of Liberia, is a nation on the West African coast. It is flanked by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest. It covers a region of 111,369 square kilometers (43,000 sq mi). English is the official language and more than 20 indigenous dialects are spoken, speaking to the various ethnic gatherings who make up over 95% of the populace. The nation's capital and biggest city is Monrovia. Liberia started as a settlement of the American Colonization Society (ACS), who trusted dark individuals would confront better possibilities for opportunity and flourishing in Africa than in the United States. The nation pronounced its freedom on July 26, 1847. The U.S. did not perceive Liberia's freedom until February 5, 1862, amid the American Civil War. Between January 7, 1822, and the American Civil War, more than 15,000 liberated and free-brought into the world dark individuals who confronted enacted constrains in the U.S., and 3,198 Afro-Caribbeans, migrated to the settlement. The dark pilgrims conveyed their way of life and convention with them to Liberia. The Liberian constitution and banner were designed according to those of the U.S. On January 3, 1848, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a well off, free-brought into the world African American from Virginia who settled in Liberia, was chosen as Liberia's first president after the general population declared autonomy. Liberia was the principal African republic to declare its freedom, and is Africa's first and most established present day republic. Liberia held its freedom amid the Scramble for Africa.


Coat of Arms


Liberia Coat of Arms

Territory


Liberia Map

111,369 km2 (102nd)


Capital


Liberia Capital

Monrovia

Monrovia is the capital city of the West African nation of Liberia. Situated on the Atlantic Coast at Cape Mesurado, Monrovia had a populace of 1,010,970 as of the 2008 enumeration. With 29% of the absolute populace of Liberia, Monrovia is the nation's most crowded city. Established on April 25, 1822, Monrovia was the second lasting Black American settlement in Africa after Freetown, Sierra Leone. Monrovia's economy is molded basically by its harbor and its job as the area of Liberia's administration workplaces. Monrovia lies along the Cape Mesurado promontory, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mesurado River, whose mouth shapes an extensive characteristic harbor. The Saint Paul River lies straightforwardly north of the city and structures the northern limit of Bushrod Island, which is come to by intersection the "New Bridge" from downtown Monrovia. Monrovia is situated in Montserrado County and is Liberia's biggest city and its authoritative, business and budgetary focus.


Languague


Liberia Languague

English



Motto


Liberia Motto

'The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here'



National Flower


Liberia National Flower

Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a blossoming vine in the family Piperaceae, developed for its natural product, which is generally dried and utilized as a zest and flavoring, known as a peppercorn. Whenever new and completely develop, it is around 5 mm (0.20 in) in distance across and dim red, and contains a solitary seed, similar to all drupes. Peppercorns and the ground pepper got from them might be depicted basically as pepper, or all the more decisively as dark pepper (cooked and dried unripe organic product), green pepper (dried unripe natural product), and white pepper (ready organic product seeds). Dark pepper is the world's most exchanged zest, and is a standout amongst the most well-known flavors added to cooking styles far and wide. The pepper plant is a perpetual woody vine growing up to 4 m (13 ft) in tallness on supporting trees, posts, or trellises. It is a spreading vine, establishing promptly where trailing stems contact the ground. The leaves are substitute, whole, 5 to 10 cm (2.0 to 3.9 in) long and 3 to 6 cm (1.2 to 2.4 in) over. The blossoms are little, delivered on pendulous spikes 4 to 8 cm (1.6 to 3.1 in) long at the leaf hubs, the spikes stretching up to 7 to 15 cm (2.8 to 5.9 in) as the natural product develops. Pepper can be developed in soil that is neither excessively dry nor helpless to flooding, damp, well-depleted and wealthy in natural issue (the vines don't do too well over an elevation of 900 m (3,000 ft) above ocean level).


National Animal


Liberia National Animal

Garden bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)

The common bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus) is an individual from the bulbul group of passerine winged creatures. It is found in north-eastern, northern, western and focal Africa. Substitute names for the basic bulbul incorporate the dark looked at bulbul, darker bulbul, dark colored topped geelgat, basic greenery enclosure bulbul, garden bulbul and white-vented bulbul. The bill is genuinely short and dainty, with a marginally downcurving upper mandible. The bill, legs, and feet are dark and the eye is dim darker with a dull eye-ring, which isn't promptly noticeable. It is around 18 cm long, with a long tail. It has a dull dark colored head and upperparts. Genders are comparative in plumage. It is a typical inhabitant reproducer in quite a bit of Africa, and it has as of late been discovered rearing in southern Spain. It is found in forest, seaside shrubbery, backwoods edges, riverine bramble, montane clean, and in blended cultivating territories. It is likewise found in fascinating shrubberies, gardens, and stops.


National Animal


Liberia National Animal

Lion (Panthera leo)

Lion (Panthera leo ) is an animal groups in the family Felidae; it is a strong, profound chested feline with a short, adjusted head, a diminished neck and round ears, and a shaggy tuft toward the finish of its tail. The lion is explicitly dimorphic; guys are bigger than females with an average weight scope of 150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb) for guys and 120 to 182 kg (265 to 400 lb) for females. Male lions have a conspicuous mane, which is the most unmistakable component of the species. A lion pride comprises of a couple of grown-up guys, related females and offspring. Gatherings of female lions commonly chase together, preying generally on substantial ungulates. The species is a pinnacle and cornerstone predator, despite the fact that they search when openings happen. Commonly, the lion occupies prairies and savannas however is missing in thick timberlands. It is normally more diurnal than other huge felines, yet when oppressed it adjusts to being dynamic during the evening and at dusk. In the Pleistocene, the lion went all through Eurasia, Africa and North America yet today it has been diminished to divided populaces in Sub-Saharan Africa and one fundamentally imperiled populace in western India. A standout amongst the most generally perceived creature images in human culture, the lion has been widely delineated in figures and artworks, on national banners, and in contemporary movies and writing. Lions have been kept in zoos since the season of the Roman Empire and have been a key animal varieties looked for presentation in zoological gardens over the world since the late eighteenth century. Social portrayals of lions were unmistakable in the Upper Paleolithic time frame; carvings and compositions from the Lascaux and Chauvet Caves in France have been dated to 17,000 years back, and delineations have happened in for all intents and purposes all old and medieval societies that matched with the lion's previous and current reaches. The lion's name, which is comparative in many Romance dialects, is gotten from Latin: leo.


Demonym(s)

Liberian

Population

4,503,000
(2015 estimate)

Currency

Liberian dollar (LRD)

Time Zone

UTC+0 (GMT)

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