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    Liberia Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/liberia/liberia_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone


      Geographic coordinates: 6 30 N, 9 30 W


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 111,370 sq km
      water: 15,050 sq km
      land: 96,320 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Tennessee


      Land boundaries: total: 1,585 km
      border countries: Guinea 563 km, Cote d'Ivoire 716 km, Sierra Leone 306 km


      Coastline: 579 km


      Maritime claims: territorial sea: 200 NM


      Climate: tropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers


      Terrain: mostly flat to rolling coastal plains rising to rolling plateau and low mountains in northeast


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mount Wuteve 1,380 m


      Natural resources: iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 1.97%
      permanent crops: 2.08%
      other: 95.95% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 30 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: dust-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to March)


      Environment - current issues: tropical rain forest deforestation; soil erosion; loss of biodiversity; pollution of coastal waters from oil residue and raw sewage


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Desertification, Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation


      Geography - note: facing the Atlantic Ocean, the coastline is characterized by lagoons, mangrove swamps, and river-deposited sandbars; the inland grassy plateau supports limited agriculture


      NOTE: The information regarding Liberia on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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