Flag of Liberia

Liberia Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesLR, LBR
Official NameRepublic of Liberia
Government TypePresidential republic
CurrencyLiberian dollar (LRD)
Calling Code+231
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Mano River Union
PopulationApproximately 5 million (as of 2023)
Total AreaApproximately 111,369 square kilometers
Highest PointMount Wuteve (1,440 meters or 4,724 feet)
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaEstimated at around $700 USD (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyEstimated at around 64 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.lr

Liberia National Anthem

All Hail, Liberia, Hail!

All hail, Liberia, hail! (All hail!)
All hail, Liberia, hail! (All hail!)
This glorious land of liberty shall long be ours.
Though new her name, green be her fame,
And mighty be her powers (mighty be her powers)

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Liberia Flag

The flag of Liberia, adopted on July 26, 1847, is a significant symbol of the nation’s history and heritage. Its design closely resembles that of the United States, reflecting the historical ties between the two countries, as Liberia was founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves. The flag consists of 11 alternating red and white stripes and a blue square in the upper left corner with a white five-pointed star. The stripes symbolize the signatories of the Liberian Declaration of Independence, while the star represents the freedom granted to ex-slaves.

Liberia’s flag is unique in Africa for its resemblance to the U.S. flag, representing a historical connection that is pivotal to Liberian identity. The colors also bear symbolism: red for courage, white for moral excellence, and blue for the African continent. The single star is sometimes referred to as the “Lone Star,” and it has become a nickname for the country itself.

The flag has remained largely unchanged since its adoption, standing as a testament to Liberia’s founding principles and its relationship with the United States. It is a point of national pride and a symbol of the enduring hope for liberty and justice that drove the nation’s founders. The flag’s similarity to the U.S. flag, along with its distinct African identity, encapsulates the unique character of Liberia.