Liberia is a country on the West African coast, borders Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, the Atlantic Ocean to its south and southwest and Sierra Leone to its northwest. Liberia population in 2023 is estimated to be 5.45 million, covers country area of 111,369 sq km (43,000 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-second country by area and the one-hundred-twenty most populous country in the world. Liberia capital and largest city is Monrovia, other popular cities are Gbarnga, Buchanan, Ganta, Kakata and Zwedru. Country code is LBR, Life expectancy of Liberia is 63.15 years for male and 65 years for female.
English is the official language, but over 20 indigenous languages are spoken including 20.3% speak Kpelle, 13.4% Bassa, 10% Grebo, 8% Gio, 7.9% Mano, 6% Kru, 5.1% Lorma, 4.8% Kissi, 4.4% Gola, 4% Krahn, 4% Vai, 3.2% Mandinka, 3% Gbandi, 1.3% Mende, 1.2% Sapo, 0.8% Belle and 0.3% speak Dey.Below table is the population of Liberia from 1960 to 2020:
Liberia population in 1960 is 1,118,655, by 1970 the population is increased by 282,075 totaling to 1,400,730, by 1980 the population is increased to 1,852,991, and by 1990 the total increase of 2,075,917 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 2,075,917. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 2,848,447, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Liberia increase by 1,042,910 with a change of 36.61 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 1,166,320 with a change of 29.97 percent and make up to 5,057,677. Liberia population in 2022 is estimated to be 5.29 million, Population of Liberia in 2021 is estimated as 5.17 million.
Liberia is divided into fifteen top level divisions called counties, further sub divided into 90 districts, and further sub divided into sub-districts called clans. According to libnphc, the counties of Liberia population as per 2008 census:
|County||Capital||Population (2008 Census)||Area|
|Bomi||Tubmanburg||82,036||1,942 sq km (750 sq mi)|
|Bong||Gbarnga||328,919||8,772 sq km (3,387 sq mi)|
|Gbarpolu||Bopolu||83,758||9,689 sq km (3,741 sq mi)|
|Grand Bassa||Buchanan||224,839||7,936 sq km (3,064 sq mi)|
|Grand Cape Mount||Robertsport||129,055||5,162 sq km (1,993 sq mi)|
|Grand Gedeh||Zwedru||126,146||10,484 sq km (4,048 sq mi)|
|Grand Kru||Barclayville||57,106||3,895 sq km (1,504 sq mi)|
|Lofa||Voinjama||270,114||9,982 sq km (3,854 sq mi)|
|Margibi||Kakata||199,689||2,616 sq km (1,010 sq mi)|
|Maryland||Harper||136,404||2,297 sq km (887 sq mi)|
|Montserrado||Bensonville||1,144,806||1,909 sq km (737 sq mi)|
|Nimba||Sanniquellie||468,088||11,551 sq km (4,460 sq mi)|
|Rivercess||River Cess||65,862||5,594 sq km (2,160 sq mi)|
|River Gee||Fish Town||67,318||5,113 sq km (1,974 sq mi)|
|Sinoe||Greenville||104,932||10,137 sq km (3,914 sq mi)|
Liberia was established by the American Colonization Society on the land that acquired for freed U.S. slaves, which it was founded a colony at Cape Mesurado in 1821. In 1824 the territory was named Liberia, and settlement was named Monrovia, which is the present capital of Liberia.
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