Sinoe County Flag
Sinoe County’s flag has a green cross across a white background or field with the Liberian flag at the upper left corner. The green cross represents the evergreen vegetation, the white field indicates purity and the Liberian flag shows that Sinoe is an integral part of the Republic of Liberia.
Sinoe will be a national leader in development and innovation; a County where citizens enjoy food security and have access to basic social services and modern infrastructure, where good governance and rule of law prevail.
The County will endeavor to build on our core competencies and values to support:
Accessibility to equal opportunities for all citizens and residents of Sinoe County;
That peace, security and the rule of law be restored and preserved;
Governance based upon transparency and effectiveness;
Sustained economic growth, the creation of jobs;
and Preserving the natural resources and also protecting the environment.
Source: Sinoe County Development Agenda (2008-2012)
Sinoe is the third original County in the Republic and one of the signatories to its Declaration of Independence on July 26, 1847. After having been inhabited by various African peoples over the millenia, Sinoe was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th Century as part of what they called the Grain Coast. Prior to the Declaration of Independence, the County was established by the Mississippi Colonization Society in 1822 and later became part of the Republic in 1838.
Sinoe is bordered by Grand Gedeh County on the North, by River Cess County on the West, by Grand Kru and River Gee Counties on the East, and by the Atlantic Ocean on the South. Sinoe covers a land area of about 3,861 Square miles (10,000 square kilometers) and has a total coastline of 86 km.
Sinoe has an evergreen rain forest, which receives an annual rainfall of 80–85 inches. The Sinoe National Park is composed of virgin forest reserved for eco-tourist activities and biomedical research as well as wildlife preservation. The height of the tallest trees is approximately 200 ft.
Sapo National Park
A significant portion of Liberia’s forests is located in Sinoe County. More than 1000 species of flowering plants have been found in Liberia. Also, there are about 140 species of trees, 125 species of mammal, 550 species of birds, over 1000 species of insects and 74 known species of reptiles and amphibians, many of which can only be found at Sapo National Park. Among the mammals found in the Park are the western chimpanzee, forest elephant, pigmy hippopotamus, Colobus and Diana monkeys and the Jentinks and Zebra duikers.
Eco-Tourism – The 180,000 hectare Sapo National Park which falls largely in Sinoe is the nation’s first nature conservation reserve. The Park provides essential ecosystem services such as pollination, storage of excess carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gas that causes global warming, prevention of soil erosion, protection of the water shed and refuge for endangered wildlife species.
Advantures at Camp Pootie-Cho
One of the world’s most diverse ecosystems sits in the middle of the Liberian rainforest —Sapo National Park(SNP). “Adventures at Camp Pootie-Cho” is a children’s book series that shines light on the endangered environment and animals that live in this park. In the series, readers can learn about animals, the rainforest and valuable life lessons. The stories feature fifteen animal campers and their fun experiences in the middle of the rainforest. Follow them on their journey. Visit their website.
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The series has recommended books and activity workbooks for children ages 4-12.
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Sinoe has a tradition of hardy artisanal fishermen dating back hundreds of years. Fanti fishermen who migrated to the County from Ghana several decades ago have reinforced this tradition. Together these fishermen haul in large quantities of fish daily.