Brief information about the Voinjama

Voinjama Mosque Voinjama is a city that serves as the capital of Lofa County, Liberia and is located in the hilly portion of the country near the Guinean border. As of the 2008 census, the population stood in 26,594. Ahead of the Liberian civil war it was a city, using a large market.

The inhabitants was principally from the Lorma and Mandingo tribes, with other ethnic groups from surrounding regions also present. It boasted numerous schools, including the people Voinjama Multilateral High School, in addition to the Catholic faculty under the leadership of Sister Joan Margaret Kelly of Saint Joseph , and private schools run by missionaries and other classes.

The Voinjama airport, out of city on the path to Zorzor, featured a grass landing strip and flight service several times a week throughout the national carrier, Air Liberia from Monrovia. The city had an electric generating station (with power at the evening) and also a water treatment plant which supplied with flowing water for most of the city.

Voinjama featured several churches of many different denominations in addition to a mosque located in the mostly Muslim area of the city known as the Mandingo Quarter. As portion of the county, it served as a government headquarters home county offices and officials in addition to being home to numerous international development projects.

Subsistence rice farming has been most of the population's primary job. The rice grown in Liberia is dryland rice, on ground eliminated through burning and slashing of the forest land that is abundant, rather than paddy rice as in different areas of earth.

Other crops grown in the Voinjama area were leafy greens, cassava, collard greens, and palm nuts, where the red palm oil has been extracted. "Palm wine" chosen from particular palm trees was also popular.

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