50 Fascinating Facts About Liberia

Liberia is a West African country on the coast. It is bounded to the north by Guinea, east by Ivory Coast, and west by Sierra Leone. It also has a shoreline to the south along the North Atlantic Ocean. Liberia is a fascinating and lively country with a turbulent history that has affected its traditions and culture. The country was founded as a colony for freed slaves from the United States. Despite being Africa's first and oldest republic to declare independence, this military conflict country has been plagued by political instability for years. Despite its difficulties, Liberia offers a wealth of intriguing information to share. Let's look at eleven fascinating facts about Liberia, ranging from excellent spicy food to an intriguing secret handshake.

Fascinating Facts

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Liberia is the world's second-oldest black republic after Haiti. It is Africa's oldest republic.
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Liberia's flag is like that of the United States. The biggest distinction is that the Liberian flag has one enormous white star rather than 50 little ones, and it also has 11 stripes rather than 13 like the American flag.
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Liberia is Africa's only Black state that has never been colonized.
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Mount Wuteve, at 1,440 meters (4,724 ft) above sea level, is Gabon's highest point.
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Liberia is currently 171 years old, yet it is also one of the world's youngest countries. The average age of its people is 17.9 years, according to the CIA World Factbook.
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Liberia is a surfer's paradise. The beaches here have earned a reputation as one of the top surf spots in Africa. Some beaches feature unspoiled golden sands, clean seas, and perfectly shaped waves.
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Pedro de Sintra, a Portuguese sailor, was the first European to visit Liberia, arriving on the Liberian coast in 1461.
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Rice is THE main item of the Liberian diet, and 99 percent of Liberians consume it at least once every day
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Because most Liberians immigrated from the United States after the American Civil War, English is the most widely spoken language in the country.
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The Republic of Liberia is the country's official name.
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There are 11 of the world's largest cruise ships registered there. The cruise industry is frequently accused of flying a "flag of convenience" by registering its ships in nations with less rigorous labor rules.
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Liberia is Africa's first country to have a female president.
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To Europeans, the area was known as the Grain Coast or the Pepper Coast since the precious grain of Melegueta pepper was the main object of commerce in the region.
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To Europeans, the area was known as the Grain Coast or the Pepper Coast since the precious grain of Melegueta pepper was the main object of commerce in the region.
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In 1959, the presidents of Liberia, Guinea, and Ghana gathered in Saniquellie, a city in northern Liberia, to discuss the formation of the Organization of African Unity.
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In Liberia, there is a town named "Smell No Taste." The name of this little village may appear to be a joke, but its origins are a touch sinister.
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It is bounded to the northwest by Sierra Leone, the north by Guinea, the east by Ivory Coast, and the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean.
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Most Liberians speak English. It is the official language of the nation.
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The Pygmy Hippopotamus is a rare and endangered species found in Liberia. Because fewer than 3000 Pygmy hippos survive in the wild, they are under threat from habitat destruction.
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Liberia was named after the region in 1824, and Liberian independence was declared in 1847.
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Liberia's network of protected areas spans around 4% of the country's land area.
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The current Liberian president, George Weah, rose to prominence as a professional football player.
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The geography in Liberia is primarily hilly, with rolling plains near the coast and a rolling plateau and low mountains in the northeast.
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The landscape of Liberia is primarily hilly, with rolling plains near the coast and a rolling plateau and low mountains in the northeast.
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Despite being a developing country, Liberia possesses the world's second-largest commercial fleet of ships.
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Liberia, located on the West African coast, is a prosperous country with a complex history.
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Liberia's indigenous population is made up of sixteen ethnic groups (tribes).
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To be a Liberian citizen, you must have dark skin. According to the country's constitution, persons of African heritage are entitled to full citizenship in Liberia.
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Liberia has a coastline of 580 kilometers (360 miles).
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Currently, more than 100 airlines – most of which you've probably never heard of – are barred from using EU airspace or face operating limitations.
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In 1960, Liberia became the first black African country to be elected to the United Nations Security Council.
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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to 50 years in prison in 2012.
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Liberia has an equatorial climate with a year-round average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Monrovia, Liberia's capital city, is one of the worlds rainiest.
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The Liberian finger snap is a funny handshake used by Liberians. To do a Liberian finger snap, two persons conduct a standard handshake and then jointly snap their fingers as they release to generate a snapping sound.
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Johnson Sirleaf received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her efforts as part of a "non-violent campaign for women's safety and women's rights to full involvement in peace-building activity."
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Medical resources in Liberia are limited. According to recent figures, there is only one doctor for every 15,000 patients in Liberia, for 298 doctors.
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Liberia has a coastline of 580 kilometers (360 miles).
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Liberia is a surfer's paradise. There are several surfing beaches in and near Monrovia.
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Visit Sapo National Park, home to some of West Africa's last surviving primary rainforest.
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Liberia experienced a catastrophic Ebola virus outbreak from 2013 to 2016.
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Liberians enjoy spicy foods. Hot peppers are a popular component in Liberian cuisine. The residents like the spice's flavor to foods, and many have their family recipes for hot pepper sauce.
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Liberia is one of the world's poorest countries, with severe food insecurity.
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Take in Monrovia's city life. The capital city is a mash-up of civilization and ruins from many ages. The museums in this city will teach you about the country's history.
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Liberia is derived from the Latin word "liber," which means "free," as the country was founded as a haven for freed African American slaves.
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Monrovia is Liberia's capital and largest city. The city is named after U.S. President James Monroe, a staunch advocate of Liberian colonization and the American Colonization Society.
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The Republic of Liberia is the country's official name.
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It is bounded to the northwest by Sierra Leone, the north by Guinea, the east by Ivory Coast, and the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean.
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English is the official language.
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Liberia's population was expected to be 4,682,395 people as of January 1, 2017.
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With 111,369 square kilometers in land area, it is the 102nd biggest nation globally (43,000 square miles).

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