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Liberia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 3,775   Population 2000 (UN '000) 2,913
Area (km2) 96,166   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 42
Number of Administrative Units 54   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 70
Number of Urban Extents 17   Number of Settlement Points 27

Liberia Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Liberia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type County/Territory
Level2 Type District
Number of Units 54
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 70
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1983
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 2,778
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 3,238
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 3,775
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 2,144
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 2,046
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 2,913
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 96,166
Average Input Resolution (km) 42
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 27
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 848,181
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,929
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 51,738
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 17
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 80
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 3
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 26
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 435
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 311,216
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,747
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 35,302
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 600,135
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 20%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 46%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 2
Regression-estimated Extents 20
Digital Chart of the World 1
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
The 1990 population figures are based on the OECD/Club du Sahel West Africa Long Term Perspective Study (WALTPS), and were estimated by Benoit Ninnin, using this source: Republic of Liberia: Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, 1983, Census of Population and Housing: Summary Population Results: Monrovia 1987.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database:
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, NIMA
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with 2,000 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated to 1995 and 2000 using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: