Paynesville, Liberia

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Paynesville is located in Liberia
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 6°17′N 10°43′W / 6.283°N 10.717°W / 6.283; -10.717
Country Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
County Montserrado County

Paynesville (sometimes Paynesward) is a suburb east of Monrovia, Liberia. Despite being a suburb, it is geographically larger than the city of Monrovia and is currently expanding eastward along the Robertsfield Highway and northeastward beyond Red Light Market. Paynesville is often considered a part of the Greater Monrovia area. It was the location of the Paynesville Omega Transmitter, the highest structure of Africa, until the tower's demolition in 2011. It is also known for the Redlight Market commercial district, one of the largest market areas in Liberia. The Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, recently renovated by the Chinese government, is located in Paynesville. The Liberia Broadcasting System is also located in Paynesville.[1] Paynesville is also home to many popular beaches, restaurants, hotels and night clubs.


Paynesville has several neighborhoods, called "communities" by residents, which are notable for their unique names. Some communities include housing estates, older settlements, while others are named after landmarks, major boulevards/roads or local leaders, while others predate the street names altogether.


  1. ^ Liberian Broadcasting System, 2008-11-19, "Chinese Govt. Dedicates LBS Expansion Project" - Nov 19, 2008

Coordinates: 6°17′N 10°43′W / 6.283°N 10.717°W / 6.283; -10.717