Liberia, is located in West Africa and bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Côte d’Ivoire to its east. It covers an area of 43,000 sq mi and is home to about 3.7 million people. English is the official language and over thirty indigenous languages are also spoken within the country. Its coastline is composed mostly of mangroves, while it’s more sparsely populated inland consists of forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands. The country possesses about forty percent of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest. Liberia is the only country in Africa rooted in U.S. colonization. Beginning in 1820, the region was colonized by blacks from the United States, most of whom were freed slaves. These immigrants established a new country with the help of the American Colonization Society, a private organization which believed that former slaves would have greater freedom and equality in Africa. In 1847, this new country became the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States and naming its capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and a prominent supporter of the colonization.
- Visa required for all US Passport holders. If you are not a US Passport holder please contact the embassy in your region
- Proof of Immunization (Yellow Fever)
Weather: Liberia Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 266
Average daily high temperature of 84°F and low of 73°F
Language: English is widely spoken