Grand Gedeh County

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Grand Gedeh County
County
Flag of Grand Gedeh County
Flag
Location in Liberia
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 5°55′N 8°5′W / 5.917°N 8.083°W / 5.917; -8.083
Country  Liberia
Capital Zwedru
Districts 3
Established 1964
Government
 • Superintendent Christopher Beh Bailey
Area
 • Total 10,484 km2 (4,048 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 126,146
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Grand Gedeh is a county in the eastern portion of the West African nation of Liberia. One of 15 counties that comprise the first-level of administrative division in the nation, it has three districts. Zwedru (formerly Tchien) serves as the capital with the area of the county measuring 10,484 square kilometres (4,048 sq mi).[1] As of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 126,146, making it the ninth most populous county in Liberia.[1]

Grand Gedeh's County Superintendent is Christopher Beh Bailey.[2] The county is bordered by Nimba County to the west, Sinoe County to the southwest, and River Gee County to the southeast. The northern part of Grand Gedeh borders the nation of Côte d'Ivoire.

Demographics[edit]

In the 1984 Census, the county had a population of 63,028 people.[1] With a Provisional Census 2008 population of 126,146, the county has grown by 2.9% annually, the second highest among the counties of Liberia.

The county is home to large Muslim and Ivorian populations.

Districts[edit]

Districts of Grand Gedeh County include (2008 population):[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2008 National Population and Housing Census: Preliminary Results". Government of the Republic of Liberia. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Liberia: Former Army General Charles Julue Meets President Sirleaf". Liberia Government (allAfrica.com). 9 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 

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