Liberiai/laɪˈbɪəriə/, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Liberia means "Land of the Free" in Latin. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Ivory Coast to its east. It covers an area of 111,369 square kilometres (43,000sqmi) and is home to 4,503,000 people.English is the official language and over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, representing the numerous tribes who make up more than 95% of the population.
Forests on the coastline are composed mostly of salt-tolerant mangrove trees, while the more sparsely populated inland has forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands. The climate is equatorial, with significant rainfall during the May–October rainy season and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. Liberia possesses about forty percent of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest. It was an important producer of rubber in the early 20th century.
Liberia is the first canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 1,436.47km², and has a population of 67,463.
Cerro Cacao (Cacao Mountain) and Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Mark the northeast border of this diamond-shaped canton. The Río Salto delineates the southwestern border as far as the Río Tempisque, and the Tempisque forms the border on the southeast as far as the Bahía Naranjo (Orange Bay). The canton includes the most visited portion of Santa Rosa National Park on its northwest border.
The canton of Liberia is subdivided into 5 distritos (districts).
The canton was established by a legislative decree of November 4, 1862.
Liberia is a historic plantation home located at Manassas, Virginia. It was built about 1825, and is a two-story, five-bay, Federal style brick dwelling. It has parapet side gable roof and a molded brick cornice with a saw-tooth design. It has a single-pile, modified central passage plan. During the American Civil War, it was used as headquarters by both Confederate and Union forces. Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, in addition to other statesmen, visited Liberia during the War. The house was acquired by the City of Manassas on December 31, 1986, for use as a museum. The house is under restoration and is open for special events and tours by appointment.
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The founder and executive director of the nonprofit ChangeAgentNetwork aims to break the cycle of poverty and transform in the next decade his native Liberia, Africa... “The spirit of God said ‘You need to gather the leftovers and ship them back to Liberia.’ Couches, televisions, computers — I went on the mission of dumpster diving.”.
The two phases of Liberia’s civil war, 1989-1997 and 1999-2003, in total killed 250,000 people and displaced more than one million ... Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission began operating three months later ... In a recent television interview , Sirleaf stated that Liberia has “moved beyond all of those bad things that characterise our country.”.
Over the years, memories from Hope for Liberia’s mission work have moved into the founder’s living room, making the area his “happy place.”. Eli Gbayee, 33, of Atlantic City, has photographs, art and souvenirs connected to Liberia, his birth country ... This experience inspired him to start Hope for Liberia in 2014.
MinnPost took in the resolution reading and meeting, which was carried live on television in Liberia, in words and photos ... Because of the war in [Liberia], America has become their home — not just for them, but for their family and their kids.” MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh.