Greenville, Liberia

Greenville is the capital of Sinoe County in southeastern Liberia and lies on a lagoon near the Sinoe River and the Atlantic Ocean. It is located about 150 miles southeast of Monrovia.

The town was destroyed in the Liberian Civil War but has since been rebuilt around a port for the local logging industry. Before the civil war, the town's main exports were lumber, rubber and agricultural products.

Greenville has the third largest port in Liberia. The port has two quays (70 m and 180 m long respectively) on the inner side of the breakwater for berthing facilities, with an existing water depth of 6 m below chart datum.

The northern part for this region pf Africa is equatorial and the seasons reflect rain more than temperature. The rain is part of the monsoon cycle and the rainy seasons are in April and October/November. Southern Africa’s weather does have seasons with winter having cool nights and warm days and summer can be warm to hot and humid.

Greenville experiences 185 rainy days per year. The mean temperature of the town's coolest month is 24 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius for its warmest month.

Apart from a number of cruises based in South Africa, cruises in this region are generally from the UK or are part of World or extended cruises.

General Information

Population: 16,434 (2008)
Language: English (officially) but there are more than 30
other languages of which the most widely used are
Manding, Kru, Mel and Gola.
Currency: Liberian Dollar

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