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Introduction To Liberia
Founded by freed men and women of color from the United States, Liberia, the first independent Republic in Africa, is an absolutely beautiful country filled with greenery, pristine beaches, rolling hills, exquisite wildlife and stunning waterfalls. Located on the western tip of Africa, the country is blessed with an abundance of natural resources which include iron ore, timber, and diamonds, among others.

With English as its official language, Liberia has a population of roughly 3.5 million people, and a land
mass of 43,000 square miles, 350 miles of which are on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Liberia’s national gross domestic product (GDP) has reported an average growth of 7% since 2006. The country’s open-door policy towards business encourages foreign investment.

Liberia has two seasons; the first, a “rainy season”, with approximately 180 days of rainfall, lasting for six months (May — October), with an annual precipitation of 210 inches. The “dry season” runs from November to April, with an average high of 95 degrees. The ocean breeze in many of the coastal cities, however, helps to lower temperatures. Located just north of the Equator, natural disasters are extremely rare and the country has never experienced an earthquake, tidal waves, hurricane or tornado.

There are several five-star hotels currently being constructed, some along the beaches of the country which the New York Times states are, arguably, some of the best places to surf in Africa. With the diverse peoples from America, the Caribbean and Africa having inter-mingled, Liberia offers a very unique culture and history.

The Liberian Dollar (LD), is the official currency of the country, although the United States Dollar (USD), is used as legal tender as well. Some banks now offer ATM facilities to obtain cash from VISA credit or debit cards.

Under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia is fast becoming a post-conflict success of rules, laws and development.

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