Nimba County is a county in the northeastern Liberia that shares borders with the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northeast. Its capital city is Sanniquellie and its most populous city is Ganta. With the county’s area measuring 11,551 square kilometers (4,460 sq mi).
Nimba is the largest of Liberia’s 15 counties. The county has 6 statutory districts and as of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 462,026, making it the second-most populous county in Liberia. The county is very rich in natural resources and Arcelor Mittal is currently mining iron ore in Nimba.
The Nimba Mountain Range is the largest portion of the Upper Guinea rainforest and extends from Liberia into neighboring Guinea. Home to the world’s largest butterfly (African Giant Swallowtail) and the nearly extinct (Nimba Otter Shrew, a toad found only in Liberia), the ENNR is an environmentalist dream come true. With a beautiful blue lake in the midst of the mountain and a misty dew that covers the entire range at certain hours in the day, this place has major advantages for tourism investors.
East Nimba Nature Reserve is Liberia’s largest biodiversity hotspot and is on course to be named a world heritage site.
Investment opportunities in Nimba include agricultural production, mining, tourism, etc.