Cestos River

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Liberia Cestos River

The Cestos River, also known as Nuon or Nipoué river,[1] is a Liberian river that rises in the Nimba Range of Guinea and flows south along the Côte d'Ivoire border, then southwest through tracks of Liberian rain forest to empty into a bay on the Atlantic Ocean where the city River Cess is located. The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) is known to inhabit lands along stretches of the river.[2] It forms the northern third of the international boundary between Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire.

During the First Liberian Civil War, the portion of the river near the city of Cestos was a leading food and mineral extraction region for the National Patriotic Front of Liberia.[3]


  1. ^ "Liberia Waterways". The Liberian Connection. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ Ramsar Sites Information Service. "Wetlands International Ramsar Sites Information Service: Liberia" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  3. ^ "Rivercess Falls to Allied Forces". Monrovia Daily News, 1993-05-10, 1/6.

Coordinates: 5°27′N 9°34′W / 5.450°N 9.567°W / 5.450; -9.567