Official name: Republic of Liberia
Capital (and largest city): Monrovia
Location: The Atlantic coast of West Africa, bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire; lies between latitudes 4°and 9°N, and longitudes 7° and 12°W.
Surface area: 111,370 sq km, of which land is 96,320 sq km
Climate: Tropical. Dry season November to April. Wet season May to October.
Temperature range: 20-30°C (68-86°F)
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Population: 3.955 million (2009)
Official Language: English (spoken by 90percent of the population)
Currency: The Liberian dollar is the official currency. However, the US dollar is also an accepted legal tender in Liberia and transactions may be denominated in US dollars.
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