U.S.A Mail Address
Christ Lambs Church Ministries, Inc.
803 S. Railroad Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Post Office Box
P. O. Box 246
Salisbury NC, 28145
U.S.A.: 704-314-6206 or 704-754-1656
West Africa-Liberia: 011-231880642796
Pastor Hamlet B. Kollie, Sr: Email: email@example.com
Church offices:North Carolina, U. S. A.: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
West Africa- Liberia: (email@example.com)
Area: 111,369 sq. km. (43,000 sq. mi.). Slightly larger than Ohio.
Cities: Capital--Monrovia (pop. 1,010,970). Principal towns--Ganta
(pop. 41,000), Buchanan (pop. 34,000), Gbarnga (pop. 34,000), Kakata
(pop. 33,000), Voinjama (pop. 26,000).
Terrain: Three areas--Mangrove swamps and beaches along the coast,
wooded hills and semideciduous shrub lands along the immediate
interior, and dense tropical forests and plateaus in the interior.
Liberia has 40% of West Africa's rain forest.
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Liberian(s).
Population (2009): 3.955 million.
Annual population growth rate (2008): 2.1%.
Ethnic groups: Kpelle 20%, Bassa 14%, Gio 8%, Kru 6%, 52% spread
over 12 other ethnic groups.
Religions: Christian 85%, Muslim 12%, other 1.5%, no religion 1.5%.
Languages: English is the official language. There are 16 indigenous
Education: Literacy (2008)--58%.
Health: Life expectancy (2008)--58 years.
Work force: Agriculture--70%; industry--15%; services--2%.
Employment in the formal sector is estimated at 15%.
Independence: From American Colonization Society July 26, 1847.
Constitution: January 6, 1986.
Political parties: 20 registered political parties.
GDP (2009): $876 million.
Real GDP growth rate (2009): 4.9%.
Real per capita GDP (2009): $128.
Average annual inflation (2009): 7.4%.
Natural resources: Iron ore; rubber; timber; diamonds; gold; tin;
possible offshore deposits of crude oil.
Agriculture: Products--coffee, cocoa, sugarcane, rice, cassava, palm
oil, bananas, plantains, citrus, pineapple, sweet potatoes, corn,
Industry: Agriculture (61% of 2009 GDP); rubber; diamonds; gold;
iron ore; forestry; beverages; construction.
Trade (2009): Exports--$148 million (rubber 61%). Major
markets--India (26.5%); United States (17.9%); Poland (13.9%).
Imports--$551 million (rice 29%; machinery/transport equipment 23%).
Major markets--South Korea (27.2%); Singapore (25.5%); Japan
There are 16 ethnic groups that make up Liberia's indigenous
population. The Kpelle in central and western Liberia is the largest
ethnic group. Americo-Liberians who are descendants of freed slaves
that arrived in Liberia after 1820 make up less than 5% of the
There also are sizable numbers of Lebanese, Indians, and other West
African nationals who comprise part of Liberia's business community.
The Liberian constitution restricts citizenship to only people of
Negro descent, and land ownership is restricted to citizens.