List of companies of Liberia

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Location of Liberia

Liberia is a country on the West African coast. Liberia means "Land of the Free" in Latin.[1] It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Ivory Coast to its east. It covers an area of 111,369 square kilometres (43,000 sq mi) and has a population of 4,503,000 people.[2] English is the official language and over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, representing the numerous tribes who make up more than 95% of the population. The country's capital and largest city is Monrovia.

The Central Bank of Liberia is responsible for printing and maintaining the Liberian dollar, which is the primary form of currency in Liberia. Liberia is one of the world's poorest countries, with a formal employment rate of 15%.[3] GDP per capita peaked in 1980 at US$496, when it was comparable to Egypt's (at the time).[4] In 2011, the country's nominal GDP was US$1.154 billion, while nominal GDP per capita stood at US$297, the third-lowest in the world.[5] Historically, the Liberian economy has depended heavily on foreign aid, foreign direct investment and exports of natural resources such as iron ore, rubber and timber.[6]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
AccessBank Liberia Financials Banks
Agro (company) Industrials General industries
Air Liberia Consumer services Travel & leisure defunct airline
Bridge Airlines Consumer services Travel & leisure airline
Cable Consortium of Liberia Industrials General industries
Central Bank of Liberia Financials Banks
First International Bank (Liberia) Financials Banks
Global Bank Liberia Financials Banks
International Bank Financials Banks
Lamco Basic materials Basic resources defunct mining
Liberia Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure airline
Liberia Broadcasting System Consumer services Media government-owned
Liberia Cement Corporation (Cemenco) Industrials Construction & materials
Liberia Telecommunications Corporation Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications government-owned
Liberian Bank for Development and Investment Financials Banks
LoneStar Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure airline
Lonestar Cell Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications
Monrovia Transit Authority Industrials Industrial transportation government-owned
National Port Authority Industrials Industrial transportation government-owned
Satgur Air Transport Consumer services Travel & leisure airline

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bayor, Ronald (Jul 31, 2011). Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans, Volume 2. ABC-CLIO,. p. 1462. 
  2. ^ "Liberia". The World Bank country page for Liberia. The World Bank. 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Background Note: Liberia". Bureau of African Affairs. United States Department of State. March 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "GDP per capita (current US$) |Data |Graph". Data.worldbank.org. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Liberia". International Monetary Fund. 
  6. ^ Bateman, Graham; Victoria Egan; Fiona Gold; Philip Gardner (2000). Encyclopedia of World Geography. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. p. 161. ISBN 1-56619-291-9.