Flag of Liberia

Flag of Liberia

The flag of Liberia, which has been adopted in 1847, at first glance resembles the flag of the United States, and thus reflects its colonial past. However, Liberia was not a classic colony, it served since 1822 as a colony for freed slaves from the United States. Instead of the white star, the original flag displayed a Christian cross, which has later been replaced by a star in order to highlight an independence of Liberia. Eleven white or red stripes refer to eleven men who signed the Declaration of Independence of Liberia. The blue rectangle in the upper left part of the flag stands for the African continent and the star itself symbolizes the shining light of Liberia.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro 23,202,000 322,463 km2
Flag of Guinea Guinea Conakry 10,824,200 245,857 km2
Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Freetown 6,190,280 71,740 km2

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Main information

Country
Liberia
Capital city
Monrovia
Population
4,294,000 (2013)
Total area
111,369 km2
Formation
26. 7. 1847
Highest point
Mount Wuteve (1,440 m)
GDP
$ 665 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
liberian dollar (LRD)
Code
LR (LBR)
Calling code
+231
Internet TLD
.lr

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Libérie (Monrovia)
English
Liberia (Monrovia)
German
Liberia (Monrovia)
French
Libéria (Monrovia)
Italian
Liberia (Monrovia)
Spanish
Liberia (Monrovia)
Russian
Либерия (Монровия)
Slovak
Libéria (Monrovia)
Polish
Liberia (Monrovia)
Portuguese
Libéria (Monrovia)
Chinese
利比里亚 (蒙罗维亚)
Japanese
リベリア (モンロビア)
Turkish
Liberya (Monrovia)
Norwegian
Liberia (Monrovia)
Swedish
Liberia (Monrovia)
Hungarian
Libéria (Monrovia)
Dutch
Liberia (Monrovia)
Danish
Liberia (Monrovia)
Finnish
Liberia (Monrovia)
Hebrew
ליבריה (מונרוביה)

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