Republic of Liberia
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  • Capital: Monrovia

  • Population estimate, 2015: 4.50 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 805

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.430/177

  • Internet domain extension: .lr

Civil Aviation

There are two international airports (Roberts International and Sprigg Payne), both near Monrovia. In 2010 there were services to Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Banjul, Brussels, Casablanca, Conakry, Freetown, Lagos and Nairobi as well as internal flights.


An equatorial climate, with constant high temperatures and plentiful rainfall, although Jan. to May is drier than the rest of the year. Monrovia, Jan. 79 °F (26.1 °C), July 76 °F (24.4 °C). Annual rainfall 206″ (5,138 mm).

Constitution and Government

A constitution was approved by referendum in July 1984 and came into force on 6 Jan. 1986. Under it the National Assembly consisted of a 26-member Senate and a 64-member House of Representatives. For the elections of 2005 the number of seats in the Senate was increased to 30 and in 2010 a further nine seats...

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