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    Liberia Geography - 1991

      Total area: 111,370 km2
      land area: 96,320 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Tennessee

      Land boundaries: 1,585 km total
      Guinea 563 km, Ivory Coast 716 km, Sierra Leone 306 km

      Coastline: 579 km

      Maritime claims: Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation
      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

      Natural resources: iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold

      Land use: arable land 1%; permanent crops 3%; meadows and pastures 2%; forest and woodland 39%; other 55%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: West Africa's largest tropical rain forest, subject to deforestation

      NOTE: The information regarding Liberia on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liberia Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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