(CNN)Here's a look at Liberia, a West African nation which borders the North Atlantic Ocean, and lies between Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire.
(from the CIA World Factbook)
Area: 111,369 square kilometers, a little larger than Tennessee
Independence Day is July 26.
1816-1817 - The American Colonization Society buys land in Liberia for the resettlement of freed slaves.