Flag of Liberia (GIF)

The flag of Liberia consists of eleven horizontal stripes, alternating red and white, with a blue square in the upper left corner bearing a white five-pointed star. The red and white stripes symbolize courage and moral excellence, while the blue square represents the African continent. The eleven alternating red and white stripes represent the signatories of the Liberian Declaration of Independence and their commitment to the principles of freedom and equality. The white star within the blue square signifies the guiding light of liberty and represents the nation's determination to be a beacon of freedom and hope on the African continent. Also, it represents the first independent western-style republic in Africa. This flag design reflects the country's historical ties to the United States and its role as a beacon of hope and freedom for those seeking refuge and a new beginning.

Adopted:August 24, 1847
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇱🇷

The coat of arms of Liberia bears a wealth of symbolism reflecting the nation's history and values. The depiction of the sailing ship pays homage to the vessels that transported freed slaves from the United States to Liberia during the 19th century, marking the country's foundation. The inclusion of the plow and shovel emphasizes the virtues of labor and hard work, which are essential for the nation's progress and development. The palm signifies the country's abundant natural resources and its resilience in providing sustenance. The rising sun is a powerful emblem of the birth of a nation, highlighting Liberia's journey to independence and sovereignty. Finally, the white dove holding a scroll in its beak represents the enduring pursuit of peace and harmony within the nation and beyond.

The Liberian flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Liberia, officially known as the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the coast of West Africa. Its capital is Monrovia, and its population is about 5.18 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

The waving flag of Liberia with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Monrovia
Other major cities:Gbarnga,
Official language:English
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:20.3% Kpelle,
13.4% Bassa,
10.0% Gio,
8.0% Grebo,
7.9% Mano,
6.0% Kru,
5.1% Lorma,
4.8% Kissi,
4.4% Gola,
4.1% Krahn,
16% Others
Religions:85.6% Christianity,
12.2% Islam,
2.2% others
Nationality name:Liberian
Area:111,369 km²
(43,000 sq mi)
Population:5.18 million (2021)
Country codes:LR, LBR (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.lr
Calling code:+231

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