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The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by ► Sierra Leone, ► Guinea, and ► Côte d'Ivoire. Liberia, which means "Land of the Free," was founded as an independent nation for free-born and formerly enslaved African Americans. Recently it has witnessed two civil wars, the First Liberian Civil War (1989–1996), and the Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003), that have displaced hundreds of thousands and destroyed its economy.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Map of Liberia 1868
Map of Liberia 1907
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