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Liberia    Geography Top of Page
Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone
Geographic coordinates: 6 30 N, 9 30 W
Map references: Africa
Area: total:  111,370 sq km

land:  96,320 sq km

water:  15,050 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly larger than Tennessee
Land boundaries: total:  1,585 km

border countries:  Guinea 563 km, Cote d'Ivoire 716 km, Sierra Leone 306 km
Coastline: 579 km
Maritime claims: territorial sea:  200 NM
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers
Terrain: mostly flat to rolling coastal plains rising to rolling plateau and low mountains in northeast
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Atlantic Ocean 0 m

highest point:  Mount Wuteve 1,380 m
Natural resources: iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower
Land use: arable land:  1%

permanent crops:  3%

permanent pastures:  59%

forests and woodland:  18%

other:  19% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: 20 sq km (1993 est.)
Natural hazards: dust-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to March)
Environment - current issues: tropical rain forest subject to deforestation; soil erosion; loss of biodiversity; pollution of coastal waters from oil residue and raw sewage
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Biodiversity, Desertification, Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94

signed, but not ratified:  Climate Change, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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