Country Description - Liberia

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AIESEC help guide for Liberia.
AFRICA IN ME TEAM

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Country Description - Liberia

  1. 1. WEST AFRICA: LIBERIA Capital: Largest city: Languages: Demonym: Currency: Calling code: Monrovia Monrovia English Liberian Liberian dollar (LRD) +231 Liberia is in West Africa. It is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire. Liberia is a country with historical ties to the United States. It was founded by freed black slaves during the pre-Civil War antebellum era of the nineteenth century. The capital, Monrovia, was named after James Monroe. Liberia's flag closely resembles the American flag, reflecting the historical ties of Liberia to the United States. Liberia boasts golden beaches and blue lagoons lined with coconut trees, the largest rain forest in West Africa, and undulating hills dotted with coffee and rubber plantations. Liberia has much to offer the traveler looking to experience the untouched beauty of West Africa while off the beaten track. Flag Liberia Beach
  2. 2. WEST AFRICA: LIBERIA Liberia is home to 40 percent of West Africa’s rain forest and a large variety of flora and fauna, and most of it belongs to Sapo National Park. Though traveling outside of urban areas can be experience, offering the chance to see monkeys, leopards, chimpanzees, antelope, elephants, and anteaters. Blo Degbo, this ancient rock formation, located in Paynesville near Monrovia, is shaped like a human face. Just outside of Monrovia, the ELWA beach has a designated swimming area and is popular with families on the weekends. Other beaches like the Golden Beach and Thinkers Beach are also part of the beautiful gifts that Liberia offers to travelers. For people who love surfing; they have to take a day trip north out of Monrovia and visit Robertsport, known for its beaches and superb surfing. If you love water sports, as we do, this is the place for you. Tents are available on the beach for overnight stays. Several hours south from Monrovia, this coastal town has peaceful, clean beaches to boost your motivation and inspire you. Waterside Market, this market in Monrovia caters to locals and foreigners like shop for fruits and vegetables, colorful fabric, and hand-carved masks. Liberian Performer

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