Sinkor

Sinkor

Sinkor
Sinkor
Sinkor
Location within Liberia, West Africa

Coordinates: 6°18′0″N 10°46′0″W / 6.30000°N 10.76667°W / 6.30000; -10.76667Coordinates: 6°18′0″N 10°46′0″W / 6.30000°N 10.76667°W / 6.30000; -10.76667

Country  Liberia
County Montserrado County
Elevation 98 ft (29 m)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Sinkor is a section of the Monrovia metropolitan area in Liberia. It is the location of the Spriggs Payne Airport. United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has its headquarters in Sinkor.[1] Embassies, health facilities, and educational institutions, and non-governmental organizations are also in Sinkor.

Tubman Boulevard is the main thoroughfare in Sinkor, which connects the neighborhood to the Capitol Hill area and Monrovia's downtown. The neighborhood is considered to be bounded by UNMIL headquarters to the west and the Spriggs Payne airport to the east.

Commerce

Sinkor is the headquarters of the Liberian Bank for Development and Infrastructure (LBDI), the Comium and Lonestar telecommunications companies, and many other businesses. The Royal Hotel and Great Wall Hotel in Sinkor provide accommodations primarily to Western and Chinese visitors, respectively.

Government

Sinkor is home to Liberia's National Investment Commission and National Elections Commission. The Elections Commission building was reconstructed in 2009, funded by USAID.[2]

History

On July 29 and 30, 1990, members of the Armed Forces of Liberia murdered 600 people who sought refuge in St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sinkor, in an effort to systematically kill suspected political opponents during the First Liberian Civil War.[3]

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