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"Handshaking is the normality, usually followed by a finger snap"[edit]

Is this vandalism? Snapping your fingers as part of a greeting? Could someone please explain or revert. Thanks. Bob -- Ryan • (talk) • 11:55, 27 June 2011 (EDT)

CIA Factbook[edit]

For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Liberia/CIA World Factbook 2002 import. -- Huttite 03:51, 28 Mar 2005 (EST)

Removed someone killed at Mamba Point[edit]

"Also keep in mind that one person was killed at the Mamba Point Hotel, and you should exercise security and be in the hotel room before it gets dark."

I removed the line above as it's not necessarily relevant. The murder took place already on the 24th of May, 2004, when John Auffrey, the head of the American Military Team for restructuring the Army, was murdered in his hotel room. Apparently at the same time Sierra Leone's war crime prosecutor, David Crane, was also staying at the hotel, and the killers had mistaken Auffrey for Crane.

Recent pictures from Liberia[edit]

I recently traveled to Liberia on a research project. During the trip I gathered a few photos which might be interesting to some. If interested, they can be found at

It is just the Monrovia area...



Liberia has fifteen (15) political sub-divisions, known as counties:

  • Bomi
  • Bong
  • Gbarpolu
  • Grand Bassa
  • Grand Cape Mount
  • Grand Gedeh
  • Grand Kru
  • Lofa
  • Margibi
  • Maryland
  • Montserrado
  • Nimba
  • River Cess
  • River Gee
  • Sinoe

I removed this administrative division list, since that's not a useful travel subdivision, and is too fine-grained anyway for such a small country. Ideally, the first travel division of the country would probably be more like 2-5 regions. --Peter Talk 11:35, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

Regions Revisited[edit]

For 2-5 regions suggested above, I propose the following three regions:

  • The easiest seems to be to use the rivers:
    • Southern Liberia (South of the Cestos River)
    • Central Liberia (Between Cestos River and Saint Paul River/Nianda River)
    • Northern Liberia (north of the Saint Paul River and Nianda River)

The simplest distribution map to see how this would look that I can find is here [1] With the exception of a small portion of Bong County, the rivers also follow the political borders. [2] The mountain ranges are also divided by each of these regions.

I was going to use the mountain ranges (Putu Range in the south and Wologizi and Wonegizi Ranges in the north), but that would require extra regions, like a coastal region, and either separating the north into two slim regions or coming up with name that combines the mountain ranges, so I think the above works better. ChubbyWimbus 00:21, 26 January 2010 (EST)

That all looks very sensible. Thanks for this and all your contributions to African regionalisation. --Burmesedays 00:36, 26 January 2010 (EST)
I agree, looks like a good plan. AHeneen 02:36, 26 January 2010 (EST)
Done. That was a nice one to draw. And I know a lot more about Liberia than I knew 24 hours ago. --Burmesedays 08:37, 30 January 2010 (EST)