Liberia 1997

Liberia is a country located in Africa. According to AbbreviationFinder, LR is the two-letter ISO code of Liberia, and LBR is the three-letter country abbreviation for Liberia.

Yearbook 1997

Liberia. The disarmament of the members of the various military groups from the civil war that began in November 1996 continued in 1997. In January, UN officials estimated that about 15,000 had been disarmed, of whom 3,400 were children.

According to Countryaah, the national day of Liberia is July 26. Parliamentary and presidential elections were held at the end of July. Former warlord Charles Taylor, who started the civil war in 1989, won a major victory and received 75% of the vote. His main counterpart was Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson, who left a high post within the UN to participate in the reconstruction of the country. She received only 9.5% of the vote.

In the parliamentary elections, Taylor’s party won the National Patriotic Party (NPP) a big victory. The party occupied 21 of the 26 seats in the Senate and 49 of the 64 seats in the House of Representatives. Only 6 of the 13 parties that took part in the parliamentary elections were allocated seats in one of the parishes. Soldiers from the West African peacekeeping force ECOMOG monitored the polling stations. Liberian and foreign election observers were also present.

Nigeria, which was the country that sent the most soldiers to the ECOMOG surveillance force, announced in December that it intended to call home its soldiers. According to the agreement concluded in Nigeria in 1996, ECOMOG’s mandate expires in February 1998.

Country data

Area: 97,754 km2 (world rank: 107)

Population: 4,732,000

Population density: 48 per km2 (as of 2017, world rank: 123)

Capital: Monrovia

Official languages: English

Gross domestic product: 2.2 billion US $; Real growth: 2.5%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 380 US$

Currency: 1 Liberian. Dollar (Lib $) = 100 cents

Embassy

Kurfürstenstr. 84, 10787 Berlin
Telephone 030 26391194,
Fax 030 26394893www.liberiaembassygermany.de

Government
Head of State and Government: George Manneh WeahJewel Taylor, Outside: Gbehzohngar Findley

National holiday: 26.7.

Administrative structure
15 regions

State and form of government
Constitution of 1986
Presidential Republic
Parliament: House of Representatives with 73 members, election every 6 years; Senate (Senate) elected at 30 for 9 years Member
direct election of the head of state every 6 years (one re-election)
Suffrage from 18 years of age

Population: Liberians, last count 2008: 3,476,608 residents,
16 ethnic groups: approx. 20% Kpelle, 14% Bassa, 9% Grebo, 8% Kru, 8% Gio, 7% Mandingo, 6% Loma, 5% Krahn

Cities (with population): (as of 2008) Monrovia 1,021,762 residents, Gbarnga 56,986, Buchanan 50,245, Ganta 42,077

Religions: 80% Christians, 20% Muslims; 50% followers indigenous. Religions (as of 2006)

Languages: English; Gola, Kpelle, Mande, Kru et al.

Employees by economic sector: no information

Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
no information

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 12.4%

Foreign trade: Import: 1.1 billion US $ (2017); Export: US $ 0.4 billion (2017)

 

Climate

Always humid tropical climate ; Liberia has the typical hot and humid climate of the inner tropics with a short dry season in July and August. The precipitation decreases from the coast (up to 5000mm annual precipitation) inland (2000mm).
The average temperatures are 26 ° C in January and 24 ° C in July.