Counties

Opportunities In The Political Subdivisions 

Counties Profiles

Bomi County is in the northwestern part of Liberia, with an area of 1,942 square kilometers (750 sq. mi); a population of 82,036. The county is partly host to the Gola National Forest. It is hilly with a few plains and valleys; has a clay soil type and endowed with ample water resources to supply fish and other livelihood options. Most of its rivers have potentials for mini hydroelectric generation to supply electricity. There are many valuable commercial timber species in the County. The second largest rubber plantation in Liberia is situated in Bomi.

Investment Opportunities: The mining, forestry, agriculture, and tourism sectors provide opportunities for investments in the county. Currently, rubber plantation and oil palm farming are the largest investment activities in the county.

Bong County is located in north-central Liberia with an area measuring 8,772 square kilometers (3,387 sq. mi) and a population of 328,919. The county is endowed with natural resources such as gold, diamonds, iron ore and timber. It has six principal rivers and several small streams. It is home to the famous Kpatawee Waterfalls. The soils are mostly heavily leached latosols. The County has the largest acreage of privately owned rubber farms.

Investment opportunities: Bong County is ideal for investment in agriculture, timber, gold, energy and infrastructure. It is an ideal tourist destination.

Gbarpolu County is located in northern Liberia and has a land area of approximately 9,689 square km) with a population of 83,758 inhabitants. The County Capital, Bopolu City, is famous as the home and final resting place of King Sao Boso of the Kingdom of Suehn-Bopolu. Bopolu also once served as a stop along the route for the trans-Sahara trade. Its main geographic features are dense forest covers; mountain ranges; three main river systems and numerous large creeks and streams; and two large waterfalls. There are various natural resources in Gbarpolu County. Timber, gold and diamonds are the most commonly exploited.

Investment Opportunities: Gbarpolu County is ideal for investment in tourism, mining, agriculture, timber, energy and infrastructure development.

Grand Bassa County is located in southern Liberia bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The total land area of the County is approximately 8,759 square kilometers with a population of 221,693 inhabitants. Bassa has a flat coastline, with a narrow coastal plain which extends inland from the seashore, and the land gradually rises to the hilly hinterland of the County. The County has several major rivers which include St. John and Farmington. The soil types are generally laterite. The County is generally covered by forest and savanna.

Investment Opportunities: Grand Bassa County is an ideal location for investment in tourism, fishery, energy, oil palm, and agriculture and valued added forestry, The Port of Buchanan is Liberia’s second largest seaport and is in close proximity to the envisaged SEZ

Grand Cape Mount County is located in south-western Liberia and occupies a total land area of 5,827 square kilometers with a population of 127,076 inhabitants. It is home to Lake Piso, a large natural lake which forms a confluence with the Atlantic Ocean with beautiful shores that can attract tourists. The County is also endowed with mountains with large deposits of iron ores. The County also contains rich deposits of gold and diamonds. The County’s coastal belt is rich with coastal mangrove, farmland, coastal savannah and secondary forest. A portion of the Gola Forest runs through the County, with a variety of wildlife species such as elephants, monkeys, chimpanzees, genets, pigmy hippopotamus, zebra duiker, leopards, egrets and owls, among others.

Investment Opportunities: The natural beauty of its Capital of Robertsport is depicted by the existence of the Wakolor Mountain close to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Grand Cape Mount County is ideal for tourism, agriculture, horticulture, mining, energy, forest conservation, wildlife exploration, infrastructure and manufacturing.

Grand Gedeh County is in southeastern Liberia, with a total land area of 10,276 km, with a population of 125,258 inhabitants. The County is noted for its rich iron ore reserves, rich gold deposits, vast forest and highlands that have not been exploited. Grand Gedeh is characterized by plateau and mountain ranges and fertile soils suitable for a variety of agriculture purposes. The vegetation is typical of the tropical rain forest.

Investment Opportunities: Grand Gedeh County has large expanse of wetlands making it ideal for agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture. Investment opportunities also include mining, forest conservation, wildlife exploration, infrastructure and value addition in forestry.

Grand Kru County is located in southeastern Liberia with the area measuring 3,895 square kilometers and a population of 57,943 inhabitants. The County boasts of coastal grassland which include huge savannah suitable for animal husbandry. It has a long belt of gold deposits. The topography is generally characterized by two major landforms: coastal plains and rolling hills. There are many rivers some of which have waterfalls with tourist and hydroelectric potentials. Soil types are lateritic which support growth of variety of tree crops such as rubber, oil palm, coffee.

Investment opportunities: Grand Kru is ideal for investment in pasture land, oil palm, mining, eco-tourism and animal husbandry.

Lofa County is located northern-western Liberia with an area measuring 9,982 sq.km and a population of 276,863 inhabitants. The County is home to several mountain ranges including Wologisi, Wutivi and Wanigisi There are numerous valleys and water courses. Major rivers include Mano, Lofa, Lawa, St. Paul and Via which contain large deposits of golds and diamonds. The rivers also have great potential for hydro-electricity. The soils are mainly lateritic. Vegetation is composed of tropical rainforest. The county is one of Liberia’s bread-basket as it is a major producer of agricultural food products.

Investment Opportunities: Lofa County is ideal for investments in mining and agriculture (cocoa, coffee, corn, rice, and cotton), forestry and timber.

Margibi County is located in south-central Liberia, with an area measuring 2,616 square kilometers and a population of 209,023 inhabitants, The County consists of a narrow coastal plain that extends inland and gradually rises to the Bong Range in the Northwest and Gibi Mountain in the North.

Margibi County is home to the Firestone Rubber Plantation, which is the world’s largest contiguous rubber plantation. It also hosts the Salala Rubber Corporation and many smallholdings of rubber and other tree crops. The County also has a TVET institution and para-medical training schools. These include the Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI), a TVET; and the Samuel Grimes and Duside para-medical training schools. Additionally, the County has one teacher training school, the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). The main livelihood activities are subsistence agriculture, rubber tapping, and charcoal production.

Investment Opportunities: Agricultural production, mining, rubber tapping, charcoal production, hydroelectric power generation, forestry and timber, infrastructure and manufacturing.

Maryland County is located in southeastern Liberia and covers area measuring 2,297 square kilometers, with a population of 135,938 in habitants. The County is gently rolling with wide and shallow valleys; there are a few hills, valleys and swamps toward the far north and central part of the County. Maryland County has large rivers, which flow and drain from the swamps and tributaries into the Atlantic Ocean. The County falls within the tropical rain forest region. The soil type is lateritic which supports the growth of a variety of tree crops such as rubber, oil palm, and coffee. The vegetation consists of primary and secondary forests and savannas. It hosts Lake Shephard, the Cavalla Rubber Plantation and the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation, as well as one of Liberia’s major seaports, the Port of Harper.

Investment Opportunities: Investment opportunities includes mining, agricultural production of cash crops, value added forestry, tourism, and hydroelectric power generation.

Montserrado County is located in south-central Liberia and covers an area measuring 1,909 square kilometers with a population of approximately 1,118,241 inhabitants. The county is home to Monrovia, the Capital City. The land consists of alluvial clay soils formed at the deltas of the main rivers. This has given rise to the large mangrove swamps followed by costal savanna lands. Rural Montserrado consists of lateritic soils with forest covers, with rolling hills and valleys. The County has four rivers: St. Paul, Mesurado, Du, and Po. The County hosts largest and busiest of Liberia’s seaport systems, the Freeport of Monrovia, as well as the hub of manufacturing companies. Rural Montserrado engages in agriculture, rubber, cassava and sugar cane.

Investment Opportunities: Investment opportunities in Montserrado County are in tourism, fisheries and aquaculture, hydroelectric power generation, as well as value added agriculture.

Nimba County is located in the northeastern Liberia. It covers an area of 11,551 square kilometers and has a population of 462,026 inhabitants. The soils types are generally lateritic. Nimba is Liberia’s second breadbasket and the leading producer of cash crops. The county is rich in natural resources including forests, iron ores, gold, and diamonds. It is also rich in biodiversity and home to the famous Nimba Toad, which is found only in Liberia.

Investment Opportunities: Investment opportunities include mining, tourism, forest conservation, wildlife exploration, infrastructure and value addition agriculture and forestry.

River Gee is located in southeastern Liberia and an area of 5,113 square kilometers with a population of 66,789. The topography is typical of Liberia’s highlands, which is generally hilly with steep and irregular gradients. The county hosts several mountains. Prominent among these are the Tienpo Mountain and the Killepo Range. The county also consists of many rivers which include Cavalla, Dugbe, Gee, Nun and Gbeh. There are also waterfalls and rapids.

Investment Opportunities: Opportunities for investments are in forestry. There are numerous species of trees sought after by foreign and local investors. Other opportunities are in mining of gold and diamond, and value-added agriculture and forestry.

Rivercess County is located in southern Liberia with an area of 5,594 square kilometers and a population of 71,509 inhabitants. River Cess County consists of coastal savanna land and unexploited forests. The county has beautiful beaches, many streams and creeks. The County is rich in forestry and fishery resources. The main livelihood activities include palm oil production, hunting, food cropping, and fishing.

Investment Opportunities: Investment opportunities production of cash crops, rubber processing, logging, mining, hydroelectric power generation, and tourism.

Sinoe County is located in south eastern Liberia win an area of 10,137 square kilometers and a population of 102,391. Sinoe has an evergreen rain forest, which hosts the Sapo National Park, a national protected area. There are other proposed forest reserves including Sankwehn Proposed Reserve, a national proposed reserve. The County is rich in terms of timber, agricultural land and fishery, but has very little road or basic services infrastructure.

Investment Opportunities: Value added agriculture and forestry, mining, fisheries, eco-tourism, Sea Port Development