|Coordinates: 6°18′48″N 10°48′5″W / 6.31333°N 10.80139°WCoordinates: 6°18′48″N 10°48′5″W / 6.31333°N 10.80139°W|
|Established||April 25, 1822|
|Named for||James Monroe - U.S. President|
|• Type||Local Government of Monrovia|
|• Mayor||Jefferson T. Koijee|
|• Capital city||75.00 sq mi (194.25 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (GMT)|
Monrovia (/mənˈroʊviə/; /mənˈroʊviə, mɒnˈroʊviə/) is the capital of Liberia. It is Liberia's most populous city with a population of 1,010,970. The city is named after 5th U.S. President James Monroe.
Monrovia was founded in 1822 by the American Colonization Society. They wanted free slaves. Liberia has the word liberty in it and it was meant for slaves for slaves to free from America.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 2008 National Population and Housing Census. Retrieved November 09, 2008. 
- ↑ "Definition of Monrovia". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- ↑ "Map of Liberia, West Africa". World Digital Library. 1830. Retrieved 2013-06-02.