WESTERN AFRICA

Liberia Map

A map of Liberia that features its major cities, towns, roads, lakes, and rivers. Satellite imagery and an elevation map display its topography from its coastal plains to the Guinea Highlands.
REFERENCE

Liberia Political Map

Liberia is located in Western Africa, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It borders 3 other African countries including Sierra Leone to the northwest, Guinea to the north, and Ivory Coast to the east. Its coastline is 580 kilometers (360 mi) in length with the Atlantic Ocean. The country is known for its long-standing civil war, being Africa’s oldest republic, and its clean cities. Monrovia is the capital and largest city in Liberia. Other major cities are Gbarnga, Kakata, and Bensonville.

IMAGERY

Liberia Satellite Map

Altogether, Liberia occupies a total area of 111,369 square kilometers (43,000 sq mi). This makes its landmass smaller than Benin, but larger than Jordan. While its longest river is the Cavalla River at 515 kilometers (320 mi), Liberia’s largest lake is Lake Piso at 103 square kilometers (40 sq mi). The country lies above the equator between 4°N and 8°N latitude. Its position in Western Africa gives it a tropical climate and is mostly humid all year round. While forests cover 44.9% of Liberia, its other major land use is agriculture at 28.1%.

PHYSICAL

Liberia Physical Map

The terrain of Liberia is mostly hilly with a mix of flat coastal plains, plateau, escarpments, and low-lying mountains to the northeast. Otherwise, the western region is low and sandy. Whereas the integrity is rocky with rising plateau and escarpments. Two of its main geographic features are the low Cestos Valley in the central area and the Wologizi Range. As part of the Guinea Highlands, Mount Wuteve is Liberia’s highest peak at 1,440 meters (4,720 ft) above sea level. Whereas Liberia’s lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean at 0 meters (0 ft) sea level.