Liberia - Topography

There are three distinct belts lying parallel to the coast. The low coastal belt is about 40 km (25 mi) wide, with tidal creeks, shallow lagoons, and mangrove marshes. The land then rises to rolling hills, with elevations of 60–150 m (200–500 ft). The third belt, comprising the bulk of Liberia, is marked by abrupt changes of elevation in a series of low mountains and plateaus, less densely forested than the hilly region. The Nimba Mountains are near the Guinea frontier. The Wologizi Mountains reach a maximum of about 1,380 m (4,528 ft) with Mt. Wutuvi, the nation's highest point. Of the six principal rivers, all of which are at right angles to the coast and flow into the Atlantic Ocean, only the Farmington is of much commercial importance. Sandbars obstruct the mouths of all rivers, making entrance hazardous, and upstream there are rocky rapids.

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S. Bonah Lackay
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Sep 4, 2012 @ 9:09 am
This article is very informative to the people of Liberia and the rest of the world for the fact that, people need to know the climatic, weather and land scape condition of Liberia.Investors and other travallers would need these information to guide their steps and business for effective control plans.Finally please expand more on these information to give a true picture of Liberia heritage for global promotion.
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Mar 9, 2015 @ 7:19 pm
This article is very important for Liberian student to know mostly the topographical information of our Country Liberia. This article really help me in getting some topographical information,but I ask that it be explain in the simplies terms.

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