Sanniquellie is a city and the capital of Nimba County and Sanniquellie-Mahn DistrictLiberia. It is located in the north-east of the country at coordinates 07°21’49” N 008°42’40” W. The average altitude of the city is 420 metres above the sea level. As of the 2008 national census, the population stood at 11,415.The most represented tribes are ManoGio and Mandingo.

Sanniquellie is situated on the unpaved road connecting YekepaGantaGbarngaKakata, and Monrovia. The average rainy season lasts from May to October, dry season from mid-October to April/May. The coldest month is the second half of December and first half of January. The main religion is Christianity (CatholicsAdventistsMethodists) and Islam. You can also find Jehovah’s Witnesses and some minor churches there.

The city is divided to quarters and communities (Main Street, Bonnah Suah Compound, Charlie Kpowin Community, Veinpa, Dokie Quarter, Dahnlopa, Animal Farm, Airfield Zone 1, Airfield Zone 2, Old Barracks, New Barracks, Gono Quarter, Floyd Island, Plumcor community, Underground Community). An important concern is the issue of ex-combatants, as some of them did not benefit from the reintegration programs (DDRR) and some of those are facing the troubles to find stable employment in the rural economy. More than 2,000 of the population are employed by “Jungle Water Group of Investment” a Liberian owed company that was established by business man Mr. Tomah S. Floyd Sr a Liberian, Nimbadian from Duo Gorton a village in Nimba Co. Many others have turned to commercial motorcycling and other forms of tertiary sector employment, but for a small number of them crime is how they earn their daily bread.