is a county
in the north-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
serves as the capital with the area of the county measuring , the largest in the nation.
Named after Neinbaa Tohn Mountain
, the tallest mountain in the county, Nimba is bordered by Bong
and Grand Bassa
counties to the west, River Cess County
to the southwest, and Grand Gedeh County
to the southeast. The northern and northeastern parts of Nimba borders the nation of Guinea
, while the northeast lies along the border of Côte d'Ivoire
. Created in 1964, the current County Superintendent, who is the chief administrative officer, is Robert S. Kamei.
Nimba County is one of fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia. During William V.S. Tubman's administration (1944–1971), the region now called Nimba County was one of three of Liberia's Provinces - namely, Western Province, Eastern Province and Central Province. In the sixties, Tubman changed these provinces into counties. Central Province became what is known as Nimba County. Before the civil war of Liberia in (1989), it had a population of over 310,000 people. It is the... Read More