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1) General culture

Education
 

Adjusted savings; education expenditure > % of GNI

1.92 % of GNI

[121st of 168]

Average years of schooling of adults

2.5

[90th of 100]

Children out of school, primary

171,431

[27th of 126]

Children out of school, primary (per capita)

55.924 per 1,000 people

[20th of 150]

Children out of school, primary, female

105,926

[25th of 117]

Children out of school, primary, female (per capita)

34.555 per 1,000 people

[17th of 147]

Children out of school, primary, male

65,505

[29th of 117]

Children out of school, primary, male (per capita)

21,368.867 per 1,000 people

[25th of 148]

Duration of compulsory education

10 years

[53rd of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

6

[89th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

7

[43rd of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

496,253

[94th of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

0.171 per capita

[23rd of 172]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

136,590

[109th of 171]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita)

46.952 per 1,000 people

[121st of 159]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

44,107

[83rd of 150]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita)

15.161 per 1,000 people

[68th of 146]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

41.92%

[165th of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

40.43%

[135th of 162]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

42.78%

[90th of 126]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

66%

[111st of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

74%

[105th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

58%

[113rd of 160]

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level

24.7%

[114th of 135]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

40.8%

[169th of 176]

Female enrolment share > Secondary level

41.4%

[145th of 170]

Geographical aptitude results

73.273

[75th of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

0.73

[166th of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

0.72

[135th of 172]

Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment

0.76

[89th of 139]

Grade 1 intake rate

57.8

[68th of 114]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

45.97 %

[131st of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

72.4 %

[127th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

59.22 %

[131st of 157]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

43%

[23rd of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men

26.7%

[29th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

59.5%

[19th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+

848,300

[64th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita)

263.244 per 1,000 people

[23rd of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men

264,700

[67th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita)

82.142 per 1,000 people

[28th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women

582,500

[60th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita)

180.761 per 1,000 people

[15th of 138]

Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female

41.6%

[137th of 157]

Literacy > Male

73.3%

[126th of 156]

Literacy > Total population

57.5%

[136th of 160]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

22.79 %

[108th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

55.45 %

[102nd of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

39.22 %

[103rd of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

38.63 %

[109th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

75.42 %

[98th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

57.22 %

[103rd of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

67.4%

[32nd of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

65.3%

[32nd of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

69.5%

[30th of 138]

Primary education, duration > years

6 years

[104th of 197]

Primary education, pupils

496,253

[93rd of 176]

Primary education, pupils (per capita)

0.162 per capita

[37th of 193]

Primary education, pupils > % female

41.92 % female

[161st of 175]

Primary education, teachers

12,966

[95th of 159]

Primary education, teachers (per capita)

4.23 per 1,000 people

[108th of 191]

Primary education, teachers > % female

28 % female

[129th of 153]

Primary school girls out of school

47%

[24th of 99]

Private school enrolment > Primary level

38.4

[14th of 148]

Private school enrolment > Secondary level

41.1

[20th of 131]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

38.27

[32nd of 159]

Pupils reaching grade 5

33.3

[109th of 108]

Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level

35.9

[40th of 175]

Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level

17.2

[65th of 121]

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

75.96

[87th of 137]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

72.69

[158th of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

72.36

[125th of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

73.11 %

[136th of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

51.23 %

[115th of 123]

Repitition rate > Primary level

2.7

[101st of 143]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

52.09 % gross

[66th of 159]

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

49.05 % gross

[71st of 153]

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

55.11 % gross

[63rd of 153]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

99.16 % gross

[109th of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

65.75 % net

[108th of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

83.43 % gross

[141st of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

57.52 % net

[109th of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

114.78 % gross

[28th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

73.91 % net

[102nd of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

38.44 %

[11th of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

32.24 % gross

[125th of 164]

School enrollment, secondary > % net

17.09 % net

[104th of 121]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

27.04 % gross

[122nd of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

12.43 % net

[103rd of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

37.37 % gross

[123rd of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

21.69 % net

[99th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

37.15 %

[13th of 124]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

15.54 % gross

[78th of 141]

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

13.41 % gross

[79th of 137]

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

17.65 % gross

[69th of 137]

School life expectancy > Female

6.9 years

[82nd of 96]

School life expectancy > Male

11.7 years

[51st of 97]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

10 years

[2nd of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

8 years

[4th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

11 years

[3rd of 93]

School life expectancy > Total

9.5 years

[82nd of 110]

Scientific and technical journal articles

1

[171st of 175]

Secondary education, general pupils

90,442

[124th of 183]

Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

0.03 per 1,000 people

[161st of 196]

Secondary education, pupils

135,509

[106th of 166]

Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

0.044 per capita

[138th of 185]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

41.66 % female

[112nd of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

5,132

[87th of 141]

Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

1.674 per 1,000 people

[144th of 188]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

26.23 % female

[99th of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

45,067

[60th of 163]

Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

14.702 per 1,000 people

[42nd of 183]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

1.06

[2nd of 138]

World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls

boys only


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source; UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia; List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Liberia, Republic of Liberia


Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3

51

[170th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles

57

[164th of 186]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3

50

[172nd of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > TB

67

[142nd of 153]

% immunized pregnant women tetanus

41

[40th of 54]

% under-fives with ARI --

39

[3rd of 79]

% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider

70

[17th of 80]

Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health

Yes

Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

221.95 births

[3rd of 184]

ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

70 %

[14th of 52]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

49.58 per 1,000 people

[5th of 195]

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

50.9 %

[57th of 76]

Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

10 %

[52nd of 57]

Dependency ratio per 100

96

[13th of 166]

expenditure per capita > current US$

8.6 $

[178th of 186]

expenditure, private > % of GDP

2.02 %

[111st of 187]

expenditure, public > % of GDP

3.58 %

[84th of 187]

expenditure, total > % of GDP

5.6 %

[104th of 187]

External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

37.8 %

[11th of 141]

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

40.8%

[8th of 179]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

6.78 births per woman

[6th of 194]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

37

[176th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

33.6

[182nd of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

35.3

[179th of 186]

HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate

5.9%

[17th of 136]

HIV AIDS > Deaths

7,200

[41st of 102]

HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita)

2,234.301 per million people

[23rd of 102]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS

100,000

[38th of 126]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita)

31.032 per 1,000 people

[16th of 126]

HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years,

39,000

[34th of 82]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

1.65 per 1,000 people

[42nd of 149]

Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

87 %

[119th of 190]

Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

94 %

[78th of 190]

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

27 %

[154th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

7 %

[163rd of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

49 %

[154th of 173]

Improved water source > % of population with access

61 %

[145th of 176]

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

52 %

[143rd of 174]

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

72 %

[171st of 181]

Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

301.35 per 100,000 people

[28th of 200]

Infant mortality rate

130.51

[4th of 179]

Infant mortality rate > Female

127.81 deaths/1,000 live births

[4th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Male

159.5 deaths/1,000 live births

[3rd of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Total

143.89 deaths/1,000 live births

[4th of 225]

Intestinal diseases death rate

36.43%

[3rd of 141]

life expectancy > Date of information

2006 est.

Life expectancy at birth > Female

42.46 years

[217th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Male

39.85 years

[218th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Total population

41.13 years

[216th of 225]

Life expectancy at birth, female > years

43.3 years

[172nd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, male > years

41.68 years

[174th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

42.47 years

[172nd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Females

43

[177th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

40

[180th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

41

[180th of 186]

Major infectious diseases > Animal contact disease

rabies

Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk

very high

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases

malaria and yellow fever

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease

schistosomiasis

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

39.5 %

[13th of 52]

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

26.5 %

[16th of 63]

Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months

45

[38th of 105]

Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months

35

[49th of 125]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe

39

[24th of 132]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe

26

[33rd of 137]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe

8

[22nd of 104]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe

6

[61st of 128]

Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months

100

[6th of 57]

Oral rehydration rate %

26

[29th of 73]

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

95.7%

[76th of 185]

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

98.5 %

[42nd of 185]

Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars

7

[183rd of 185]

Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars

11

[186th of 185]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.03 per 1,000 people

[66th of 148]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992

34 %

[29th of 106]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003

49 %

[6th of 108]

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

85 %

[28th of 62]

Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health

0%

[136th of 159]

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

50 %

[7th of 172]

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health

32%

[112nd of 185]

Probability of dying before 5 > Females

187 per 1,000 people

[13th of 187]

Respiratory disease child death rate

199.62 (est)

Tobacco > Cigarette consumption

89

[105th of 106]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

2.1%

[183rd of 185]

Total fertility rate

6.8

[8th of 166]

Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

50.03 %

[117th of 178]

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

70.36 %

[130th of 171]

Water availability

79,643 cubic meters

[14th of 169]

Women circumcised

0.9

[20th of 27]

Women circumcised (per capita)

0.000310345 per 1,000 people

[9th of 27]

Women circumcised share

0.9%

[20th of 27]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia; Abortion law ; World Development Indicators database; World Health Organization; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva; WHO, 2000; Wikipedia; List of countries by life expectancy ; Wikipedia; List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; World Health Organization; ; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Liberia, Republic of Liberia


Sports
 





















African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place


3


[5th of 13]

African Footballer of the Year > Wins > Second place

4


[4th of 9]

FIFA World Ranking > Men


313


[133rd of 198]

FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita)

107.931 per 1 million people


[75th of 197]


SOURCES
WikipediaAfrican Footballer of the Year ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Liberia, Republic of Liberia


Food
 

exports > % of merchandise exports

8.56 %

[67th of 156]

imports > % of merchandise imports

25.01 %

[7th of 155]


SOURCES World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Liberia, Republic of Liberia


Internet
 

Country code

.lr

Hosts

7

[219th of 228]

Hosts (per capita)

2.099 per million people

[212nd of 222]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

0.26 Mbps

[166th of 167]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

0.465 Mbps per $1 trillion of

[165th of 184]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita)

0.081 Mbps per 1 billion peop

[174th of 188]

Internet Service Providers

2

[160th of 229]

Internet Service Providers (per capita)

0.000689655 per 1,000 people

[137th of 215]

ISP

2

[27th of 162]

ISP (per capita)

632.757 per billion people

[23rd of 127]

Livejournal users

11

[226th of 226]

TLD

.lr

Users

1,000

[183rd of 190]

Users (per capita)

0.312 per 1,000 people

[166th of 184]


SOURCES
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Liberia, Republic of Liberia


Language
 

English speakers

69,000

[14th of 52]

English speakers (per $ GDP)

1.54 per $10,000 of GDP

[1st of 35]

English speakers (per capita)

2.379 per 100 people

[21st of 46]

English status
Official language. Bible 1535-1989.

English-speaking population > First language

69,000

[17th of 62]

English-speaking population > Total

69,000

[52nd of 99]

Languages
English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence


SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia List of countries by English-speaking population; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Liberia, Republic of Liberia


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests

28

[108th of 143]

Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita)

0.00965517 per 1,000 people

[96th of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

3

[99th of 150]

Catholic > Dioceses (per capita)

0.00103448 per 1,000 people

[67th of 148]

Catholic > Parishes

48

[103rd of 149]

Catholic > Parishes (per capita)

0.0165517 per 1,000 people

[86th of 147]

Catholic > Permanent Deacons

2

[59th of 90]

Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita)

0.689655 per 1 million people

[46th of 90]

Catholic > Religious Priests

12

[122nd of 148]

Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita)

0.00413793 per 1,000 people

[110th of 147]

Catholic > Total Priests

40

[117th of 149]

Catholic > Total Priests (per capita)

0.0137931 per 1,000 people

[105th of 148]

Catholics

149,000

[104th of 140]

Catholics as percentage

5.42

[94th of 150]

Islam > Percentage

24.015%

[55th of 164]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

20%

[59th of 168]

Islam > Population

696,442

[78th of 165]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

20 %

[25th of 45]

Jehovahs Witnesses

4,581

[82nd of 178]

Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita)

1.22931 per 1,000 people

[116th of 177]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

696,442

[63rd of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

20 %

[57th of 163]

Religions
Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 40%

Religions > All
indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

Religions > Muslim

20 %

[48th of 100]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

5.42 %

[102nd of 170]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total

188,735

[108th of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

21,063

[61st of 232]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita)

72,631.034 per 10 million people

[69th of 222]


SOURCES Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Liberia, Republic of Liberia


3) Media
 

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports

3.08 %

[129th of 153]

Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people

14.19 per 1,000 people

[65th of 89]

DVD region

5

[43rd of 171]

E-Government rating

40

[103rd of 182]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

2.78 per 1,000 people

[189th of 193]

HAM radio prefixes

5LA - 5MZ

International dialling code

231

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

6,800,000 $

[78th of 101]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

12.4 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[15th of 130]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

2.071 $ per capita

[69th of 132]

Mobile phone subscribers

160,000

[145th of 198]

Mobile phone subscribers (per capita)

48.732 per 1 million people

[147th of 201]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

37,000

[73rd of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita)

13.684 per 1,000 people

[67th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

6

[68th of 106]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita)

2.219 per million people

[43rd of 104]

Phone subscribers

2.83

[178th of 178]

Population covered by mobile telephony > %

16.35 %

[93rd of 108]

Radio broadcast stations

AM 0, FM 10, shortwave 2

Radio receivers

790,000

[121st of 188]

Radio receivers (per capita)

0.318 per capita

[91st of 182]

Radios

790,000

[122nd of 221]

Radios (per capita)

272.414 per 1,000 people

[122nd of 212]

Telecommunications investment > % of revenue

43.38 %

[50th of 165]

Telecommunications investment > current LCU

3340000

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

2.6 % GDP

[70th of 167]

Telecommunications revenue > current LCU

7700000

Telephone employees, total

722

[148th of 194]

Telephone employees, total (per capita)

0.291 per 1,000 people

[158th of 202]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

144 per 100 mainlines

[11th of 134]

Telephone mainlines

6,900

[192nd of 202]

Telephone mainlines (per capita)

2.152 per 1,000 people

[192nd of 203]

Telephone subscribers

8,800

[192nd of 199]

Telephone subscribers (per capita)

2.784 per 1,000 people

[198th of 201]

Telephone subscribers per employee

8.82

[188th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
fixed line service stagnant and extremely limited; mobile-cellular subscription base growing and teledensity approaching 20 per 100 persons

Telephone system > General assessment
the limited services available are found almost exclusively in the capital Monrovia; coverage extended to a number of other towns and rural areas by four mobile-cellular network operators

Telephone system > International
country code - 231; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Telephones > Main lines in use

6,900

[101st of 174]

Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita)

2.152 per 1,000 people

[89th of 173]

Telephones > Mobile cellular

563,000

[131st of 186]

Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita)

176.162 per 1,000 people

[137th of 185]

Television broadcast stations

4

[12th of 89]

Television broadcast stations (per capita)

1.252 per million people

[8th of 67]

Television receivers

70,000

[139th of 185]

Television receivers (per capita)

28.221 per 1,000 people

[133rd of 179]

Television standard > UHF

PAL H

Television standard > VHF

PAL B

Televisions

70,000

[141st of 215]

Televisions (per capita)

24.1379 per 1,000 people

[168th of 209]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; ; Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Liberia, Republic of Liberia


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Liberia Listeni/laɪˈbɪəriə/, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Sierra Leone on the west, Guinea on the north and Côte d'Ivoire on the east. Liberia's coastline is composed of mostly mangrove forests while the more sparsely populated inland consists of forests that open to a plateau of drier grasslands. The country possesses 40% of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest. Liberia has a hot equatorial climate, with significant rainfall during the May to October rainy season and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. Liberia covers an area of 111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) and is home to about 3.7 million people. English is the official language, while over 30 indigenous languages are spoken within the country.

Along with Ethiopia, Liberia is one of the two modern countries in Sub-Saharan Africa without roots in the European colonization of Africa. Beginning in 1820, the region was colonized by freed American slaves with the help of the American Colonization Society, a private organization that believed ex-slaves would have greater freedom and equality in Africa. Slaves freed from slave ships were also sent there instead of being repatriated to their countries of origin. In 1847, these colonists founded the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States and naming the capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and a prominent supporter of the colonization. The colonists, known as Americo-Liberians, led the political and economic sectors of the country.

The country began to modernize in the 1940s following investment by the United States during World War II and economic liberalization under President William Tubman. Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity. A military coup overthrew the Americo-Liberian leadership in 1980, marking the beginning of political and economic instability and two successive civil wars that left approximately 250,000 people dead and devastated the country's economy. A 2003 peace deal led to democratic elections in 2005. Today, Liberia is recovering from the lingering effects of the civil war and related economic dislocation, with about 85% of the population living below the international poverty line.

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