Country: Liberia

Population: 3,195,931

Capital: Monrovia

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: Liberian dollar (LRD)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence

Ethnic Breakdown: indigenous African 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean who had been slaves)

Religion: Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 40%

Major Cities: Monrovia

Phone Country Code: 231

Health Concerns: degree of risk: very high,food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever are high risks in some locations water contact disease: schistosomiasis aerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa fever (2007)

Official Tourism Website: http://www.equavista.com/Africa/Liberia/Liberia_Tourism_Office_L71.htm

High Travel Season: July

Voltage: 120 V - 60 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The United States did not recognize Liberia as a nation until 1862.