Grand Cape Mount County
|Grand Cape Mount County|
Location in Liberia
|• Superintendent||Mohammed A.Paasewe|
|• Total||5,162 km2 (1,993 sq mi)|
|• Density||25/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
Grand Cape Mount is a county in the northwestern 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 five districts. Robertsport serves as the capital with the area of the county measuring 5,162 square kilometres (1,993 sq mi). As of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 129,055, making it the eighth most populous county in Liberia. From 1822 until the Liberian Declaration of Independence from the American Colonization Society on July 26,1847 some 3,198 ex-slaves and slaves from the Lesser Antilles, who had escape from their slaveholder or born free left the Caribbean islands and came to Liberia with the help and support from the American Colonization Society and other organizations establishment. The ex-caribbean slaves came to Liberia to life a better life, be free and self governmence. The first ex-slaves and slaves was from Barbados, Some 500-1,000 ex-slaves and slaves came to Liberia. The second settlers who came from the Caribbean islands was from Trinidad and Tobago some 345 ex-slaves and slaves, followed by some 620 ex-slaves and slaves from saint Vincent and the Grenadines, another settlers was from Saint Kitts and Nevis some 350 ex-slaves and slaves, the last two settlers who left the Caribbean islands was from Grenada some 483 ex-slaves and slaves, the last group of settlers came from saint Lucia some 400 ex-slaves and slaves. As job opportunities and Development growth increase the ex-caribbean slaves move through Grand Cape Mount, Bomi County, Montserrado County and Margibi County to seek jobs and other opportunities.
Grand Cape Mount's County Superintendent is Catherine Watson-Khasu. The county is bordered by Gbarpolu County to the northeast and Bomi County to the southeast. The northern part of Grand Cape Mount borders the nation of Sierra Leone, while to the west lies the Atlantic Ocean.
Its five districts are (2008 population):
- Commonwealth District (6,884)
- Garwula District (29,371)
- Gola Konneh District (23,930)
- Porkpa District (40,921)
- Tewor District (27,949)
- "2008 National Population and Housing Census: Preliminary Results" (PDF). Government of the Republic of Liberia. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- "Liberia: Cabinet Ends Retreat in Grand Cape Mount, Returns to Monrovia". Liberia Government (allAfrica.com). 21 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
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