Sinoe County

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Sinoe County
Flag of Sinoe County
Location in Liberia
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 5°20′N 8°40′W / 5.333°N 8.667°W / 5.333; -8.667Coordinates: 5°20′N 8°40′W / 5.333°N 8.667°W / 5.333; -8.667
Country  Liberia
Capital Greenville
Districts 17
Colony of Mississippi-in-Africa 1835-1842
Annexed by Liberia 1842
Established as a County 1847
 • Total 10,137 km2 (3,914 sq mi)
  Ranked 3rd in Liberia
Population (2008)
 • Total 104,932
 • Density 10.4/km2 (27/sq mi)
  Total population rank: 10th in Liberia
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
ISO 3166 code SI

Sinoe is one of Liberia's 15 counties and it has 17 districts. Greenville is the county's capital. As of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 104,932, making it one of the least populous counties in Liberia.[1] Sinoe has the third-largest area of all Liberia's counties; it has the second least-dense population after Gbarpolu County.


Long settled by indigenous peoples, this area became colonized by more than 300 freed African-American slaves from Prospect Hill Plantation, Mississippi in 1845. The colony was called Mississippi-in-Africa, under auspices of a chapter of the American Colonization Society.


The districts of Sinoe County are:[1]

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  1. ^ a b "2008 National Population and Housing Census: Preliminary Results" (PDF). Government of the Republic of Liberia. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 

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