Liberia

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Liberia

Liberia

President:Ellen Johnson Surleaf -First female elected president in Africa. -Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011

National Anthem " All Hail,Liberia, Hail!"

Gained Independence:July 26th 1847

-Capitol: Monrovia-Population 3,989,703-90% of people live on less than $2 a day

- Slightly larger area-wise then the state of Tennessee.- Western side borders atlantic ocean surrounded by Sierra Leone to the north, Guinea to the east, and Cote D'ivoire to the south. - Flat to rolling coastal plains rising to rolling plateau and low mountains in northeast.

-Started out as settlement of freed slaves from the U.S. -Military coup in 1980- ten years of authoritarian rule.-Charles Taylor rebellion in 1989-Civil wars (1989-1997), (2000-2003)-UN peace treaty in 2003-Democratic elections held 2005 elected Ellen Johnson Surleaf, relected in 2011.

Geography

- Highest ratio of direct foreign investment to GDP in the world. - Exporter of raw timber, rubber, and diamonds. - 5 billion in debt eliminated in 2005.- 3/4's of population rely on agriculture

Economy

-Tropical; hot and humid-Dry; winters with hot days and cold nights-Wet; cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers - Highs; 90-84 and Lows; 72-66 degrees

Climate

Tamba Hali- OLB -Born in Monvoria, Liberia-Fled at age 10 during civil war with father to America-Became U.S. citizen in 2006

Kansas City Chiefs

-Republic; form of goverment-Constitution written in 1986-President: 6-year terms-Senate: 30 seats; 9 year terms-House: 64 seats; 6 year terms

Government

House of Representatives

Liberian Money


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