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Liberia: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone
Geographic Coordinates6 30 N, 9 30 W 6.5,-9.5
Area total: 111,369 sq km
land: 96,320 sq km
water: 15,049 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 111369
DBpedia: 111369
Geoname: 111370
Infoplease: 111370
Britannica: 96917
Wolfram: 111369

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Land boundariestotal: 1,585 km
border countries: Guinea 563 km, Cote d'Ivoire 716 km, Sierra Leone 306 km
Coastline579 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Wuteve 1,380 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly flat to rolling coastal plains rising to rolling plateau and low mountains in northeast
Natural Hazardsdust-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to March)
Natural Resourceiron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 4.04%
permanent crops: 1.62%
other: 94.34% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers
Irrigated Land21 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources232 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuestropical rain forest deforestation; soil erosion; loss of biodiversity; pollution of coastal waters from oil residue and raw sewage
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification, Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Monrovia; Gbarnga; Ganta; Buchanan; Bensonville
According to Geonames: Monrovia; Gbarnga; Kakata; Bensonville; Harper

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