Rivercess County

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Rivercess County
Flag of Rivercess County
Location in Liberia
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 6°0′N 9°20′W / 6.000°N 9.333°W / 6.000; -9.333Coordinates: 6°0′N 9°20′W / 6.000°N 9.333°W / 6.000; -9.333
Country  Liberia
Capital Cesstos City
Districts 8
Established 13 December 1985
 • Superintendent B. Rancy Ziankahn
 • Total 5,594 km2 (2,160 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 71,509
 • Density 12.8/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Rivercess County[1] is a county in the south-central 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 six districts. Cesstos City serves as the capital with the area of the county measuring 5,594 square kilometres (2,160 sq mi).[2] As of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 71,509, making it the third least most populous county in Liberia.[2]

Eighth largest in size, it is bordered by Grand Bassa County to the west, Nimba County on the northeast, and Sinoe County to the southeast. The southern part of Rivercess lies on the Atlantic Ocean. Created in 1984, the current County Superintendent is B. Rancy Ziankahn.[3]


The districts of the county include (2008 population):[3][2]

Original districts[edit]


  1. ^ "20 L.C.L. Rev. Decree No. 15, § 2". Liberia Legal Information Institute. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "2008 National Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Government of the Republic of Liberia. 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Rivercess County Development Agenda" (PDF). Republic of Liberia. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 

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