Liberia /laɪˈbɪəriə/, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, and the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2008 Census, the nation is home to 3,476,608 people and covers 111,369 square kilometers (43,000 sq mi).Its capital is Monrovia. Liberia has a hot equatorial climate with most rainfall arriving in summer with harsh harmattan winds in the dry season. Liberia's populated Pepper Coast is composed of mostly mangrove forests while the sparsely populated inland is forested, later opening to a plateau of drier grasslands.
Religion in Liberia
Approximately 40% of the population of Liberia follow Christianity or Christianity intermingled with ideas from indigenous African religions. Islam is the religion of 20% of Liberia's people. There are small numbers of atheists and followers of the Baha'i Faith, Hinduism and Sikhism. Less than 0.1% of Liberia's people are Buddhists.
The constitution of Liberia guarantees religious freedom. In spite of frequent interaction between different religious groups some tensions remain.
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
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