Background and Geography of Liberia

Background and Geography of Liberia

Liberia is a large Sub-Saharan nation situated on the West African coast, bordered by Sierra Leone to the northwest, Guinea to the north and the Côte d’Ivoire to the east.

Land area in Liberia

Agriculture:                 26,000 square kilometres

Forest:                         30,336 square kilometres

Water:                         15,050 square kilometres

Arable Land:               20,826 square kilometres

National Parks:            4,108 square kilometres

Total land area:         96,320 square kilometres


Liberia is divided into 68 districts. Sanniquellie is the largest district in the country covering a total area of 11,551 square kilometres.


Mount Nimba is the tallest mountain Liberia reaching a height of 1,752 metres

Longest River: Cavalla River covering a distance of 515 kilometres

Largest Lake: Lake Piso with surface area of 103 square kilometres

National Parks

There are two national parks in Liberia with Lofa-Mano National Park being the largest park covering an area of 2,300 square kilometres and Sapo National Park covering an area of 1808 square kilometres.

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