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Transcript of Liberia's Information
Was founded in 1822 as a result of the efforts of the American Colonization Society to settle freed American slaves in West Africa.
Called Monrovia, the colony became the Free and Independent Republic of Liberia in 1847.
Joseph Jenkins Roberts was elected the first president.
Liberia is situated in West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean to the country's southwest.
To show the origin of the former slaves who founded the country
It is divided into fifteen counties.
The country covers an area of 111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi).
Liberia has a tropical climate;
The official language is English of the American variant and others.
The Liberian currency has been the Liberian Dollar (L$) since 1943. One Liberian Dollar amounts to US$ 0.01 (USD), or R$ 0.03 (BRL).
Liberia’s population is of approximately 3.7 million people.
Liberia’s capital is the city of Monrovia;
Main Import and Export Products
Liberia earns a lot from timber and rubber exports.
Alluvial diamond and gold mining activities also account for some economic activity.
Tourism forms a small part of the national economy of Liberia.
In the past, a large number of tourists visited Liberia, but it was badly damaged by civil war in the country.
The accommodation available to tourists is poor, as is Liberia's transport infrastructure.
Many Liberians grow their own rice, sugar cane, and cassava (a starchy root). Rice is eaten at least twice a day (much more than any other starch).
The government of Liberia, modeled on the government of the United States;
On average, children attain 10 years of education (11 for boys and 8 for girls).
The country's education sector is hampered by inadequate schools and supplies, as well as a lack of qualified teachers.
Fernanda Silva Nascimento
Gabriela da Rocha Murari Aguilera
Talita Araújo Brito