Liberia is a little smaller than England and is situated on the west coast of Africa between 4° and 10°N. It has an extensive coastal plain and inland rises to a plateau with a maximum altitude of about 1,000 m/3,300 ft. The climate of the country is similar to that of Sierra Leone. The climatic table for Monrovia, on the coast of Liberia, illustrates conditions in most of the country. In parts of Liberia the rainy season is a little longer than in Sierra Leone, with a brief drier season in August so that the summer rains may have a double maximum.
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