Lofa River

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Country Guinea, Liberia
Basin features
Main source Macenta Prefecture in Guinea
River mouth Atlantic Ocean south of Robertsport at
0 m (0 ft)
6°34′26″N 11°3′38″W / 6.57389°N 11.06056°W / 6.57389; -11.06056Coordinates: 6°34′26″N 11°3′38″W / 6.57389°N 11.06056°W / 6.57389; -11.06056

The Lofa or Loffa is a river in Guinea and in Liberia. Historically it has also been known as the Little Cape Mount River.[1]

Indigenous species include the Pygmy Hippopotamus.[2]

Several diamond mining concessions along the Lofa River were granted in the late 1950s and early 1960s.[3]


  1. ^ Sims, James L.; Seymour, George L.; Anderson, Benjamin J. K.; Fairhead, James (2003). African-American Exploration in West Africa: Four Nineteenth-century Diaries. Indiana University Press. p. 375. ISBN 0-253-34194-9. 
  2. ^ "At last New York has a pair of pygmy hippos" (PDF). The New York Times. July 14, 1912. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  3. ^ Greenhalgh, Peter (1985). West African Diamonds. Manchester University Press. pp. 72–73. ISBN 0-7190-1763-7.