Liberia has an estimated population of 4.4 million; of this, 1.1 people live in the county of Monsterrado, the most populous county and seat of the capital of the country of Monrovia. About half a million people occupy Nimba County, the second most populous county in Liberia. It has a population density of approximately 35 people per square kilometer.
Vital statistics of the population of Liberia
Liberia has a raw birth rate of 40.5% and a mortality rate of 12%. Natural change is 28%, which means that the population of Liberia is a growing population. Liberia is among the countries with the highest population growth rates in the world with an average of 2.7% per year. The average life expectancy for both sexes is 62 years and the sex ratio is one male per female. The total fertility rate is represented by children 4 for each woman who survived during the years of her childhood
Ethnic origins of the population of Liberia
95% of the population of Liberia belongs to the 16 ethnic groups of Kpelle, Bassa, Glo, Kru, Grebo, Mandingo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Belle, Mande and Dey. There are also immigrants Fula and Fanti from Ghana. There are other foreign minority groups that include the American-Liberians who are the descendants of the former freed African-American, Congolese, Lebanese, Indian and people of European descent.
Religions prevalent in Liberia
Christianity is the most widespread religion in Liberia, practiced by 85.5% of the total population. It includes Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians, Catholics and Episcopalians among other minority groups. The Muslim includes 12.2% in most of the Mandingo and Vai ethnic groups. Most Muslims are Sunni Malikite with some Shiite and Ahmadiyya Muslim populations. 0.5% of the population practices traditional indigenous religions while 1.8% do not adhere to any religion or paganism.
Culture of the people of Liberia
The official language of Liberia is the teaching of English in all learning institutions. The country has its ancient music and instruments such as drums and bearded guards used during the performance of traditional folk song and in many curricula of Liberian singers. His crafts include ornate masks, wooden sculptures and sculptures. There is a great influence on the history of Liberia in its sculptures. There is also a wide variety of literature in Liberia with Liberian authors who write different kinds of folk art, ancient proverbs, country life, city life and religion. Many authors present their literature in poetic styles incorporating spiritual and material life into their work. Rice is the basic food for Liberians, with other ingredients such as cassava, fish,
Although the law prohibits ethnic discrimination in Liberia, the constitution limits citizenship to people of African origin. Only citizens can own land and not citizens cannot engage in certain types of commercial activities. Tribal divisions are minimal in Liberia due to marriages between ethnic groups and aggressive national unification programs. The prevalence of HIV has had a significant effect on the population of Liberia. It causes a higher infant mortality rate and decreases people’s life expectancy.