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About Liberia
Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Côte d'Ivoire to its east. It covers an area of 111,369 km² and is home to about 4.127 million people. Capital: Monrovia President: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Currency: Liberian dollar Official language: English Language Government: Republic, Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state Population: 4.129 million (2011) world bank Major Cities: Capital–Monrovia (est. 1,000,000). Principal towns–Buchanan (est. 300,000), Ganta (est. 290,000), Gbarnga (est. 150,000), Kakata (est. 100,000), Harbel (est. 136,000). Terrain: Three areas–Mangrove swamps and beaches along the coast, wooded hills and semideciduous shrublands along the immediate interior, and dense tropical forests and plateaus in the interior. Liberia has 40% of West Africa's rain forest.

Liberia is divided into 15 counties:
County Abbr. Capital
Bomi BM Tubmanburg
Bong BG Gbarnga
Gbarpolu GP Bopolu
Grand Bassa GB Buchanan
Grand Cape Mount CM Robertsport
Grand Gedeh GG Zwedru
Grand Kru (Kru Coast & Sasstown) GK Barclayville
Lofa LO Voinjama
Margibi (Gibi & Marshall) MG Kakata
Maryland MY Harper
Montserrado MO Bensonville
Nimba NI Sanniquellie
River Cess RI Cesstos City
River Gee RG Fish Town
Sinoe SI Greenville