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15 Counties

Bomi County (Tubmanburg) 1984
Bong County (Gbarnga) 1964
Cape Mount County (Robertsport) 1856
Gbarpolu County (Bopulu) 2001
Grand Bassa County (Buchanan) 1847
Grand Gedeh County (Zwedru) 1964
Grand Kru County (Barclayville) 1984
Lofa County (Voinjama) 1964
Margibi County (Kakata) 1985
Maryland County (Harper) 1957
Montserrado County (Bensonville) 1847
Nimba County (Sanniquellie) 1964
River Gee County (Fish Town) 2000
Rivercess County (Rivercess City) 1985
Sinoe County (Greenville) 1847

Origins of Names

Bomi: Gola for “light”.

Bong: named after Mount Bong.

Gbarpolu: portmanteau of Gbarma and Bopolu, the statutory districts from which it was formed.

Grand Bassa: named for the Bassa ethnic group.

Grand Cape Mount: named after a cape, which was named Cape du Mont in 1461 by Portuguese navigator Pêro de Sintra.

Grand Kru: named for the Kru ethnic group.

Margibi: portmanteau of Marshall and Gibi, the territories from which it was formed.

Montserrado: named after the Messurado River.

Nimba: named after Neinbaa Tohn, its highest mountain, whose name is Mano for “a mountain on which sisters slip”.

Rivercess: named after the Cestos River, Cestos is Portuguese for “baskets”.

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