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Bomi County is a predominantly Gola speaking Region, though there are at least 15 different dialects or languages spoken. The population is predominantly made up of four Ethnic groups namely: Gola, Dei, Mandingo and Kpelle. However, all of Liberia 16 major tribes are thought to be represented. About 70% of the active workforce is engaged in Agriculture.

The proximity of Bomi to Montserrado County rendered it vulnerable during the Civil War as various Warrant Factions of the War struggle at various times to take control of the Capital City of the County. Bomi County is well situated to recover strongly from the war, being endowed ample natural resources such as rubber, timber, diamond, iron ore, gold, water, stone, sand and fertile agriculture land.

Bomi County formerly known as Bomi Territory was annexed from Montserrado County by decree during the military regime of Msgt Samuel K. Doe in 1983 and later recognized by an Act of Legislation. Bomi means “LIGHT” in the Gola language symbolizing the County uniqueness as the first cradle for iron ore mining in Liberia.

Before the national crisis, iron ore flourished in Bomi County. Beginning the 1950s and the 1960s, rubber has long been an important export from Bomi and the second largest rubber plantation in Liberia. The Sime Darby Plantation is situated in this county.

The flag of Bomi shows a rich, fertile land crisscrossed with rolling hills, a tree in the background. The hills represent the rich iron ore, while the tree depicts the fertility of the soil.

Bomi County is situated in the northern region of Liberia and bordered by Gbarpolu County in the north, Grand Cape Mount County in the west, Montserrado County in the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the East.

The Capital City of Bomi County is Tubmanburg. There are four administrative Districts: Klay, Dowein, Seuhn Mecca and Senjeh. It also comprises of five Chiefdoms and 18 Clans. Bomi County has an area of 755 square miles with a population of 84,119. Of this number 42,940 are males and 41,179 are females.
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