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Liberia


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Liberia ( (listen)), officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest. It has a population of around 5 million and covers an area of 111,369 square kilometres (43,000 sq mi). English is the official language, but over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, representing the numerous ethnic groups who make up more than 95% of the population. The country's capital and largest city is Monrovia.
Liberia began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society (ACS), who believed black people would face better chances for freedom and prosperity in Africa than in the United States. The country declared its independence on July 26, 1847. The U.S. did not recognize Liberia's independence until February 5, 1862, during the American Civil War. Between January 7, 1822, and the American Civil War, more than 15,000 freed and free-born black people who faced legislated limits in the U.S., and 3,198 Afro-Caribbeans, relocated to the settlement. The settlers carried their culture and tradition with them. The Liberian constitution and flag were modeled after those of the U.S. On January 3, 1848, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a wealthy, free-born African American from Virginia who settled in Liberia, was elected Liberia's first president after the people proclaimed independence.Liberia was the first African republic to proclaim its independence, and is Africa's first and oldest modern republic. It retained its independence during the Scramble for Africa. During World War II, Liberia supported the United States war effort against Germany and in turn, the U.S. invested in considerable infrastructure in Liberia to help its war effort, which also aided the country in modernizing and improving its major air transportation facilities. In addition, President William Tubman encouraged economic changes. Internationally, Liberia was a founding member of the League of Nations, United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity.
The Americo-Liberian settlers did not relate well to the indigenous peoples they encountered, especially those in communities of the more isolated "bush". The colonial settlements were raided by the Kru and Grebo from their inland chiefdoms. Americo-Liberians developed as a small elite that held on to political power, and indigenous tribesmen were excluded from birthright citizenship in their own land until 1904, in an echo of the United States' treatment of Native Americans. Americo-Liberians promoted religious organizations to set up missions and schools to educate the indigenous peoples.In 1980 political tensions from the rule of William R. Tolbert resulted in a military coup during which Tolbert was killed, marking the beginning of years-long political instability. Five years of military rule by the People's Redemption Council and five years of civilian rule by the National Democratic Party of Liberia were followed by the First and Second Liberian Civil Wars. These resulted in the deaths of 250,000 people (about 8% of the population) and the displacement of many more, and shrank Liberia's economy by 90%. A peace agreement in 2003 led to democratic elections in 2005, in which Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President, making history as the first female president in the continent. National infrastructure and basic social services were severely affected by the conflicts as well as by an outbreak of Ebola virus, with 83% of the population living below the international poverty line as of 2015.


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Liberia

Liberia

Country in West Africa

  • Desc: Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia
  • Type: Thing, Place, Country, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 5567.09
Flag of Liberia

Flag of Liberia

Flag

  • Desc: The flag of Liberia or the Liberian flag bears a close resemblance to the flag of the United States, representing Liberia's founding by a group of free people of color and formerly enslaved black people primarily from the United States.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Liberia
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 409.59
Liberia

Liberia

City in Costa Rica

  • Desc: Liberia is the capital and largest city in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, located 215 kilometres northwest of the national capital, San José, in the canton with the same name. It is a major center for the country's tourism industry.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia,_Costa_Rica
  • Type: Place, Thing, City
  • Result Score: 200.54

Liberia national football team

Football team

  • Desc: The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, represents Liberia in men's international football and it is controlled by the Liberia Football Association.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia_national_football_team
  • Type: Organization, Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 199.37
Monrovia

Monrovia

Capital of Liberia

  • Desc: Monrovia is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia. Located on the Atlantic Coast at Cape Mesurado, Monrovia had a population of 1,010,970 as of the 2008 census.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monrovia
  • Type: Place, Thing, City, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 165.87
Ebola virus epidemic in Liberia

Ebola virus epidemic in Liberia

Epidemic

  • Desc: An epidemic of Ebola virus disease occurred in Liberia from 2014 to 2015, along with the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone. The first cases of virus were reported by late March 2014. The Ebola virus, a biosafety level four pathogen, is an RNA virus discovered in 1976. Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic the country had 50 doctors for its population of 4.3 million. The country's health system was seriously weakened by a civil war that ended in 2003.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_epidemic_in_Liberia
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 62.26
First Liberian Civil War

First Liberian Civil War

War

  • Desc: The First Liberian Civil War was an internal conflict in Liberia from 1989 until 1997. The conflict killed about 250,000 people and eventually led to the involvement of the Economic Community of West African States and of the United Nations.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Liberian_Civil_War
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 59.19
University of Liberia

University of Liberia

Public university in Monrovia, Liberia

Armed Forces of Liberia

Armed force

  • Desc: The Armed Forces of Liberia are the armed forces of the Republic of Liberia. Tracing its origins to a militia that was formed by the first black colonists in what is now Liberia, it was founded as the Liberian Frontier Force in 1908, and retitled in 1956.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Forces_of_Liberia
  • Type: Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 34.43

Liberian Girl

Song by Michael Jackson

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 33.88
Liberian dollar

Liberian dollar

Currency

  • Desc: The dollar has been the currency of Liberia since 1943. It was also the country's currency between 1847 and 1907. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively L$ or LD$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberian_dollar
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 32.47
Central Bank of Liberia

Central Bank of Liberia

Bank

  • Desc: The Central Bank of Liberia is Liberia's central bank. Its current executive governor is J. Aloysius Tarlue. The offices of the bank are located in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. The bank is a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Bank_of_Liberia
  • Type: Corporation, Thing, Organization, GovernmentOrganization
  • Result Score: 32.12
Fort Liberia

Fort Liberia

Fortress in Villefranche-de-Conflent, France

  • Desc: Fort Libéria is situated in Villefranche-de-Conflent in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in France, at the point where three valleys meet.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Liberia
  • Type: Thing, Place, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 31.31

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport

Airport in Costa Rica

  • Desc: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, also known as Liberia International Airport, is one of four international airports in Costa Rica. It serves especially as a tourism hub for those who visit the Pacific coast and western Costa Rica. The airport is named for Daniel Oduber Quirós, who served as president of Costa Rica from 1974 to 1978. The airport is 11 kilometres west-southwest of the city of Liberia in Guanacaste Province. The Liberia VOR-DME is located on the field.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Oduber_Quir%C3%B3s_International_Airport
  • Type: Airport, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 29.63

Americo-Liberian people

People

  • Desc: Americo-Liberian people, or Congo people or Congau people in Liberian English, are a Liberian ethnic group of African American, Afro-Caribbean and Liberated African descent.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americo-Liberian_people
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 27.46
Coffea liberica

Coffea liberica

Plants

  • Desc: Coffea liberica is a species of flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae from which coffee is produced. It is native to western and central Africa from Liberia to Uganda and Angola, and has become naturalized in the Philippines, Indonesia, Seychelles, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Malaysia
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffea_liberica
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 22.65
Second Liberian Civil War

Second Liberian Civil War

War

  • Desc: The Second Liberian Civil War began in 1999 when a rebel group backed by the government of neighbouring Guinea, the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, emerged in northern Liberia.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Liberian_Civil_War
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 22.60

Liberian English

Spoken language

  • Desc: Liberian English refers to the varieties of English spoken in Liberia. There are five such varieties: Standard Liberian English or Liberian Settler English Kru Pidgin English Liberian Kreyol language from African American Vernacular English Merico language Caribbean English Normally, Liberians use these terms to refer to all such varieties simply as "English". Additionally, the term "Liberian English" is sometimes used for all varieties except the standard.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberian_English
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 22.58

A.D. Municipal Liberia

Football team

  • Desc: Asociación Deportivo Municipal Liberia is a Costa Rican football team playing in the Liga FPD. The team is based in Liberia, Guanacaste. Their home stadium is the Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.D._Municipal_Liberia
  • Type: Organization, Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 22.36

International Bank (Liberia)

Bank

  • Desc: International Bank (Liberia), Limited is a full-service bank based in Liberia. The bank was created when the International Trust Company of Liberia created a commercial banking department in 1960.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Bank_(Liberia)
  • Type: Corporation, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 18.64
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Government ministry

  • Desc: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the government ministry of Liberia responsible for directing Liberia's external relations and the management of its international diplomatic missions. The ministry is located in Monrovia, Liberia's capital.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Foreign_Affairs_(Liberia)
  • Type: GovernmentOrganization, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 10.08

Liberia

Book by Leonard Brehun

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 7.00

Liberia

Song by Djeneba Diakite

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 7.00
Liberia

Liberia

Road cycling team

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