Welcome TLC Africa Virtual Photo Album Liberia, West Africa

Take a tour through our virtual world of Liberia and learn more about the first  black republic in Africa.

Liberia is located in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone

Geographic coordinates: 6 30 N, 9 30 W

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

Capital Monrovia
Area 111,000km˛
Population 2,772,000
Time GMT
Currency Liberian Dollar
Electricity 110V AC 60Hz
Language English, Bassa, Kpelle, and Kru
Religion Christian and Islam
Telephone IDD+Country 00 231
 
 

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TLC Photo Album -

Pictures from the Amb. George Padmore's Funeral and others.

Pictures of Mrs. Sayeh's Repass

Taken on Saturday, November 13, 2004 Montgomery Village Maryland, USA

New Pictures from Liberia - Browse TLC Africa - Liberia 2004 Photo Album. These pictures were taken in Monrovia in March, 2004.

Views of the Atlantic from private homes

Pultizer Prize Winning Feature Photographs

The Pultizer Prize was Awarded to Carolyn Cole of the Los Angeles Times for her cohesive, behind-the-scenes look at the effects of civil war in Liberia, with special attention to innocent citizens caught in the conflict. View Photographs with TLC notes and comments

TLC Photo Album of Monrovia

Photos from around Monrovia - Capitol Hill, Churches, Schools, Government Buildings, Pictures of the damages from the destruction of the war.

Mountains of Liberia -

Nimba Mountains (Mount Wuteve with 1.380 m at Yekepa is the biggest mountain in Liberia.  Wologisi Mountain is the 2nd highest peak.  Other smaller mountain ranges in Liberia include the Putu Range and Bong Range...

Monuments & Statues

Monuments and Statues of Liberia, including Joseph Jenkins Roberts Statue, The monument of the Slave Trade, Matilda Newport Canon, the statue of the Africans to climb to the pinnacle.

Waterways of Liberia  

Take a peak at the Waterways of Liberia,  including the Atlantic,  Liberia Beaches, Rivers,  Lakes, ports and harbors.,,,

Monrovia

Monrovia is the capital of the Republic of Liberia, which is located on the southern Atlantic in West Africa.  Monrovia was originally called Christopolis, but was later renamed after US President James Monroe. Learn more about Liberia and it's surroundings....

Maps of the City of Monrovia & it's surrounding suburbs

Including a map of Downtown or Central Monrovia, a map of Capitol Hill, a map of Sinkor and its surroundings....(These maps do not accurately portray the layout of current day Monrovia, the original map is owned by Relief Web.  I added street names of the street to the original Relief Web Map of Monrovia)

Presidents of Liberia

learn about Liberia's twenty presidents and eight interim Presidents.  Learn about the successes and failures of the various administrations including the Scandal in the 1930's. See pictures of Liberia's presidents, dates of their administrations, etc...

 

Industries of Liberia - Rubber Plantations, Tie-dye - The art of tie-dye is flourishing in the West African countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Benin, and Cameroon.

Snakes of Liberia and West Africa

Learn about the venemous snakes of Liberia, including Black and Green Mambas, Bush Vipers, Puff Adders, Cobras, etc...

Natural resources: iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold and hydropower. Liberia’s main mineral products are gold and diamonds, although iron ore used to be a major product.

Animals of Liberia: Liberia's forest supports 568 species of birds, 9 of which are endangered, as well as a wide range of plant and animal life. The forest is a unique ecological niche for several rare species, such as the white-breasted guinea fowl, Jentink's duiker (a deer-like creature, the rarest in the world), pygmy hippopotamus, Diana monkey and Liberian mongoose.

Additional animal populations include the giant forest hog, chimpanzees, red colobus (a long-tailed monkey), bongo antelope, leopard and the golden cat.


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Poisonous Snakes of Liberia

Bush Vipers, Adders, Mambas (Black and Green), Cobras...

 

Trees of Liberia

Liberia has year-round evergreen vegetation and an abundance of Trees

Ekki (Lophira alata), known locally as ironwood is used mostly for bridge and house construction by the rural people.

Niangon (Heritiera utilis)

Abura (Mitragyna ciliata)

Rubber trees

Bamboo

Valuable Trees

  • Red ironwood,
  • Camwood,
  • Whismore,
  • Teak, and
  • Mahogany

Other trees of value are rubber,

  • Cocoa,
  • Coffee, and
  • Raffia Palm.

Monuments and Statues