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Liberia Flag

Shop for authentic Liberia Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Liberia flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Liberia flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Liberia National Anthem, historical information about the Liberia flag, and demographic data about Liberia

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History of the Liberian Flag

The Liberia Flag consists of stripes and a star and closely resembles the flag of the USA. It features the colors red, white, and blue. There are 11 red and white stripes and in the top left-hand corner is a blue square with a white star in the middle of it. The 11 stripes represent the 11 signatories of the Liberian independence. The red and white colors are symbolic of the courage and high morals. The blue square represents the continent of Africa and the white star symbolizes the first independent republic of Africa. The Liberia flag was adopted on July 26th, 1847, when the country declared its independence.

Liberia is a country located in Western Africa and shares borders with Sierra Leone, Guinea, The Ivory Coast, and the Atlantic Ocean. Liberia, which translates as "Land of the Free" was founded in 1822 when the American Colonization began to send freed black slaves there to establish a colony. The first settlement in Libera was built by 86 immigrants in the city of Christianopolis. Over 13,000 black people were sent to Liberia and were identified as Americo-Liberians. The Americo-Liberians are people who are very proud of their American heritage. The first President of Liberia was a man named, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, who was also a freed slave. Liberia is the only country in Africa that is home to native Africans but was actually founded by the USA. It is also the only country that had self-proclaimed independence and was not involved in a war to gain it and is only the second black republic in the world, following Haiti.

The capital city of Liberia is Monrovia, which is also known to be the wettest capital in the world. Monrovia was formerly known as Christianopolis but the name changed and the capital city was named after the American president, James Monroe.

The Liberian economy is mainly dependent on rubber processing (Liberia is home to the largest rubber plantation), palm oil processing, diamonds, and timber. Liberia is quite a poor country and is not a popular tourist destination. If tourists do visit, there are a collection of hotels in the capital city of Monrovia that look very run down.

Liberia is home to West Africa's biggest primary rainforest (it was the first African country to agree to stop deforestation) but is home to only one national park, the "Sapo National Park". This park is home to varied wildlife, including over 200 species of birds and the endangered species - the pygmy hippopotamus. The beaches in Liberia, as well as being beautiful are quite popular with surfers, especially Silver Beach, but anyone that chooses to go and surf there must be a strong swimmer to be able to contend with the aggressive current.

Geographic Coordinates
6 30 N, 9 30 W
Area
111,369 sq km
Population
3,685,076
Life Expectancy
56.58 years
Government Type
Republic
Capital
Monrovia
GDP
$1.627 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
85% (2003 est.)
Currency
Liberian dollar (LRD)
Calling Code
+231
Internet TLD
.lr

Liberia National Anthem

All Hail, Liberia, Hail!

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Lyrics

All hail, Liberia, hail! (All hail!)
All hail, Liberia, hail! (All hail!)
This glorious land of liberty
Shall long be ours.
Though new her name,
Green be her fame,
And mighty be her powers,
And mighty be her powers.
In joy and gladness
With our hearts united,
We'll shout the freedom
Of a race benighted,
Long live Liberia, happy land!
A home of glorious liberty,
By God's command!
A home of glorious liberty,
By God's command!

All hail, Liberia, hail! (All hail!)
All hail, Liberia, hail! (All hail!)
In union strong success is sure.
We cannot fail!
With God above
Our rights to prove,
We will o'er all prevail,
We will o'er all prevail!
With heart and hand our country's cause defending,
We'll meet the foe with valour unpretending.
Long live Liberia, happy land!
A home of glorious liberty,
By God's command!
A home of glorious liberty,
By God's command!