Official name: Republic of Liberia
Area : 111,369 sq. km
Official languages: English
Other languages: Some 20 ethnic group languages
Population: 4,195,666 (CIA July 2015 est.)
Religions: Christian 85%, Muslim 12%, Indigenous beliefs 6% (2008 Census)
Independence day: 26 July 1847 from United States of America
Structure of Government:
Executive power: the President is elected by popular vote for a 6-year term (eligible for a second term).The President appoints the Cabinet and confirms the Senate.
Legislative: Bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate: members directly elected by simple majority vote to serve 9-year staggered terms with half the membership renewed at 3- and 6-year intervals; eligible for a second term; and the House of Representatives whose members are directly elected by simple majority vote to serve 6-year terms; eligible for a second term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court is the highest court. Judicial circuit Courts, special courts such as criminal, civil, labour traffic; magistrate and traditional or customary courts are all subordinate courts.
Foreign policy: Liberia is a member of: ACP, AFDB, AU, ECOWAS, EITI (compliant country), FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (NGOs), ICCT, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, MINUSMA, NAM, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO (observer)
GDP: 3,691 USD billion (2014 est.)
Main economic resources: rubber, coffee, cocoa, rice, cassava, palm oil, sugarcane, bananas, sheep, goats, timber
Mixed legal system of common law (based on Anglo-American law) and customary law
International: United Nations Treaty Online collection.
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