Christian Worship Center International Liberia
Evangelist Gerald Ferguson,We are located in Gbanga Bong Couty which is the central heart of Liberia. Praise the Lord the church is expanding, many rebels and non Christian have given their lives to Jesus. We are believing God to build our new African Masters Commission Head quarters in nearer feature.
Liberia, which means "land of the free," was founded by free African-Americans and freed slaves from the United States in 1820. An initial group of 86 immigrants, who came to be called Americo-Liberians, established a settlement in Christopolis (now Monrovia, named after U.S. President James Monroe) on 6 February 1820.
President: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (2006)
Land area: 37,189 sq mi (96,320 sq km); total area: 43,000 sq mi (111,370 sq km)
Population (2007 est.): 3,193,942 (growth rate: 4.8%); birth rate: 43.7/1000; infant mortality rate: 149.7/1000; life expectancy: 40.4; density per sq mi: 86
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Monrovia, 1,348,900 (metro. area), 550,200 (city
International disputes: rebels and refugees contribute to border instabilities with Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, and Guinea; the Ivorian Government accuses Liberia of supporting Ivorian
Republic of Liberia
Lying on the Atlantic in the southern part of West Africa, Liberia is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire. It is comparable in size to Tennessee. Most of the country is a plateau covered by dense tropical
Monetary unit: Liberian dollar
Languages: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic-group languages
Ethnicity/race: indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of former U.S. slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of former Caribbean slaves)
Religions: traditional 40%, Christian 40%, Islam 20%
Literacy rate: 58% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $1.34 billion; per capita $400. Real growth rate: 9.4%. Inflation: 11.2%. Unemployment: 85% (2003 est.). Arable land: 4%. Agriculture: rubber, coffee, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), palm oil, sugarcane, bananas; sheep, goats; timber. Labor force: agriculture 70%, industry 8%, services 22% (2000 est.). Industries: rubber processing, palm oil processing, timber, diamonds. Natural resources: iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower. Exports: $910 million f.o.b. (2004 est.): rubber, timber, iron, diamonds, cocoa, coffee. Imports: $4.839 billion f.o.b. (2004 est.): fuels, chemicals, machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods; foodstuffs. Major trading partners: Denmark, Germany, Poland, U.S., Greece, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Croatia (2004)..
The toll on the country had been great: 14 years of civil war left more than 200,000 people dead and more than 800,000 displaced. The country's infrastructure was in ruins.
A transitional government took over, paving the way for a presidential election in November 2005, which was won by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female head of state in Africa.