Buchanan is the third largest city in Liberia, and capital of Grand Bassa County. It lies on Waterhouse Bay, part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is nearly 2 hours southeast of Monrovia, and is referred to as Gbezohn in the local Bassa language. In 2008, Buchanan had a population of 34,270. Fishing is an important industry in Buchanan. Between Buchanan and Roberts International Airport is a very large Rubber Tree Plantation owned by Firestone.
Grand Bassa County is located in west-central portion of Liberia. The area of the county measuring 3,064 square miles. In 2008 the county had a population of 224,839, making it the fifth most populous county in Liberia.
Neekreen District. This district is located nearly 10 miles from the center of Buchanan City, and has a population of 32,058 as of 2008.