Margibi County

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Margibi County
County
Flag of Margibi County
Flag
Location in Liberia
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 6°30′N 10°15′W / 6.500°N 10.250°W / 6.500; -10.250Coordinates: 6°30′N 10°15′W / 6.500°N 10.250°W / 6.500; -10.250
Country  Liberia
Capital Kakata
Districts 4
Established 13 December 1985
Government
 • Superintendent Levi Piah
Area
 • Total 2,616 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 199,689
 • Density 76.3/km2 (198/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Margibi is a county on the north to central coast of the West African nation of Liberia. One of 15 counties that comprise the first-level of administrative division in the nation, it has four districts. Kakata serves as the capital with the area of the county measuring 2,616 square kilometres (1,010 sq mi).[1] As of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 199,689, making it the sixth 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 settlers came to Liberia to live a better life, be free and self governmence. The first ex-Caribbean slaves settlers was from Barbados, Some 500-1,000 ex-Caribbean slaves arrived to Liberia. The second settlers who came from the Caribbean islands was from Trinidad and Tobago some 345 ex-Caribbean slaves followed by some 620 ex-Caribbean slaves from saint Vincent and the Grenadines, another settlers was from Saint Kitts and Nevis some 350 ex-Caribbean slaves, the last two settlers who left the Caribbean islands was from Grenada some 483 ex-Caribbean slaves, the last group of settlers came from saint Lucia some 400 ex-Caribbean slaves. As job opportunities and Development growth increase the ex-caribbean slaves move through Grand Cape Mount, Bomi County, Montserrado County,Margibi and other reigion of Liberia to seek jobs and other opportunities.[1]

Margibi's County Superintendent is Levi Piah.[2] The county is bordered by Montserrado County to the west, Grand Bassa County to the east, and Bong County on the north. The southern part of Margibi lies on the Atlantic Ocean.

History[edit]

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 live 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 to seek jobs and other opportunities. As of the 1984 Census, the county had a population of 151,792.[1]

Districts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2008 National Population and Housing Census: Preliminary Results" (PDF). Government of the Republic of Liberia. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Liberia: Rice Production Will Ease Food Crisis - Agriculture Minister Toe". The NEWS (allAfrica.com). 9 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 

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