Gbarnga

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Gbarnga
Gbarnga is located in Liberia
Gbarnga
Gbarnga
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 7°0′8″N 9°28′0″W / 7.00222°N 9.46667°W / 7.00222; -9.46667
Country Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
County Bong County
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 34,046

Gbarnga is the capital city of Bong County, Liberia, lying north east of Monrovia. Bong County is one of the over 13 political subdivisions of Liberia known as counties. During the First Liberian Civil War, it was the base for Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia. Cuttington College lies near the town and its campus was once home to the Africana Museum, now destroyed.

As of the 2008 census, Gbarnga has a population of 34,046. Of this, 16,080 were male and 17,966 female; it is the fourth most populous urban area in Liberia.[1]

Gbarnga is the hometown of Tamba Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.

The town is twinned with Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States.[2]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical monsoon (Am).[3] Its climate is similar to the capital Monrovia, but less rainy and with cooler night temperatures.

Climate data for Gbarnga
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.1
(89.8)
33.1
(91.6)
32.5
(90.5)
32.3
(90.1)
31.3
(88.3)
30.4
(86.7)
29.1
(84.4)
28.1
(82.6)
29.8
(85.6)
31.1
(88)
31.3
(88.3)
31.5
(88.7)
31.05
(87.88)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.1
(77.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.3
(77.5)
25.7
(78.3)
25.3
(77.5)
24.8
(76.6)
24.1
(75.4)
23.2
(73.8)
24.5
(76.1)
25.5
(77.9)
25.8
(78.4)
25.1
(77.2)
24.97
(76.94)
Average low °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
17.4
(63.3)
18.1
(64.6)
19.1
(66.4)
19.3
(66.7)
19.2
(66.6)
19.2
(66.6)
18.3
(64.9)
19.2
(66.6)
20
(68)
20.3
(68.5)
18.7
(65.7)
18.91
(66.04)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.79)
61
(2.4)
150
(5.91)
179
(7.05)
194
(7.64)
216
(8.5)
221
(8.7)
204
(8.03)
384
(15.12)
236
(9.29)
110
(4.33)
38
(1.5)
2,013
(79.26)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 250m[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 National Population and Housing Census: Preliminary Results" (PDF). Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services. Government of the Republic of Liberia. June 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Baltimore City Mayor's Office of International and Immigrant Affairs - Sister Cities Program". Retrieved 2009-07-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Climate: Gbarnga - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 


Coordinates: 7°00′N 9°30′W / 7°N 9.5°W / 7; -9.5