Counties of Liberia

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Counties of Liberia
A clickable map of Liberia exhibiting its fifteen counties. Liberia Counties.png
A clickable map of Liberia exhibiting its fifteen counties.
Category Unitary state
Location Republic of Liberia
Number15 counties
Populations57,913 (Grand Kru) – 1,118,241 (Montserrado)
Areas4,020 km2 (1,553 sq mi) (Montserrado) – 11,600 km2 (4,460 sq mi) (Nimba)
GovernmentCounty Government
Subdivisions District

The Republic of Liberia is divided into fifteen counties. Each is administered by a superintendent appointed by the President.

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Counties

Map #CountyCapitalPopulation
(2008 Census) [1]
Area
(km2) [1]
Number of
Districts
Date
Created
1Flag of Bomi County.svg Bomi Tubmanburg 82,0361,942 km2 (750 sq mi)41984
2Flag of Bong County.svg Bong Gbarnga 328,9198,772 km2 (3,387 sq mi)121964
3Flag of Gbarpolu County.svg Gbarpolu Bopolu 83,7589,689 km2 (3,741 sq mi)62001
4Flag of Grand Bassa County.svg Grand Bassa Buchanan 224,8397,936 km2 (3,064 sq mi)81839
5Flag of Grand Cape Mount County.svg Grand Cape Mount Robertsport 129,0555,162 km2 (1,993 sq mi)51844
6Flag of Grand Gedeh County.svg Grand Gedeh Zwedru 126,14610,484 km2 (4,048 sq mi)31964
7Flag of Grand Kru County.svg Grand Kru Barclayville 57,1063,895 km2 (1,504 sq mi)181984
8Flag of Lofa County.svg Lofa Voinjama 270,1149,982 km2 (3,854 sq mi)61964
9Flag of Margibi County.svg Margibi Kakata 199,6892,616 km2 (1,010 sq mi)41985
10Flag of Maryland County.svg Maryland Harper 136,4042,297 km2 (887 sq mi)21857
11Flag of Montserrado County.svg Montserrado Bensonville 1,144,8061,909 km2 (737 sq mi)41839
12Flag of Nimba County.svg Nimba Sanniquellie 468,08811,551 km2 (4,460 sq mi)61964
13Flag of Rivercess County.svg Rivercess River Cess 65,8625,594 km2 (2,160 sq mi)71985
14Flag of River Gee County.svg River Gee Fish Town 67,3185,113 km2 (1,974 sq mi)62000
15Flag of Sinoe County.svg Sinoe Greenville 104,93210,137 km2 (3,914 sq mi)171843

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References

  1. 1 2 "2008 National Population and Housing Census: Preliminary Results" (PDF). Government of the Republic of Liberia. 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2008.