The Republic of Liberia, founded in 1821 and declared independent in 1847, is a republic located in western Africa along the North Atlantic Ocean, which borders the nation to the west. Its neighboring countries include Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Liberia controls 111,369 square kilometers and claims 200 nautical miles of territorial sea, its geographic size making it the 104th largest independent state. With a population slightly over 4 million people, it is the 128th most populous nation in the world.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Liberia
Capitol: 
Monrovia
Population: 
4,092,310
Languages: 
English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
111,369
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1847
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$2.898 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$700 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
8.10 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.41
Unemployment: 
3.80%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Least Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AfDB: African Development Bank
AU: African Union
ECOWAS: Economic Community of West African States
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
866 United Nations Plaza Suite 480
New York, NY 10017
(212) 687-1033/1034
(212) 687-1846/1035
liberia@un.int
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