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Gbarpolu County



Gbarpolu is the newest of Liberia’s fifteen political sub-divisions. The County seat Bopolu City is famous as the home and final resting place of King Sao Boso of the Kingdom of Suehn-Bopolu, who resolved the conflict between the settlers of the Mississippi Colonization Society and the natives, paving the way for their co-existence in the coastal areas.

Bopolu also served as a stop along the route for the trans-Sahara trade Densely forested area occupies approximately 1,263 square miles; the County has two main mountain ranges, Kpo and Fanyea;    there are three main river systems - the Lofa and St. Paul that form the boundary with Lofa, Bong and Bomi counties, and the Mahe River; it has many large creeks and streams that are tributaries of these main rivers; and two large waterfalls: Goma and Zalakai; there are various mineral resources in Gbarpolu County; gold and diamonds are the most commonly exploited; gold deposits are found in Henry’s Town, Weasua, and Belekpalamu; diamond deposits are found in Tarkpoima, Sirleaf Town, Smith Camp, and other sites; iron ore has been discovered, and unconfirmed reports point to the existence of potentially valuable lead, manganese, silver, fluorite, graphite and copper deposits.

Investment Opportunities:
Because of its illustrious history that far predates the arrival of the settlers from America; Gbarpolu County is ideal for investment in tourism, mining, agriculture, timber, energy and infrastructure development.