Nature & Habitat
Land And Natural Resources
Liberia is mostly low coastal plains watered by shallow lagoons, marshes, creeks and mangrove swamps. The coastline is 560 km long and over half of it is sandy beach. Inland areas are densely forested plateau, and standing sentinel is a region of mountains near the Guinea border.
Monrovia is the capital city and the two other important ones are Harper and Buchanan, both ports. The neighbouring countries are Sierra Leone, Guinea Republic and Cote d'Ivoire.
Palm trees dot the coastal areas. There are 260 species of trees in Liberia. Among them, the Mahogany, African Walnut, Mahere, Teak, Ebony, Ironwood, Makore, Sikon and Camwood are common.
Bird life is prolific and 200 species of birds have been catalogued. Liberia's interior is home to elephants, pygmy hippopotamuses, buffaloes, duiker, leopards and other members of the cat family. Monkeys can be seen any where in Liberia.