Monrovia

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Monrovia
Monrovia
Monrovia skyline
Monrovia skyline
Coordinates: 6°18′48″N 10°48′5″W / 6.31333°N 10.80139°W / 6.31333; -10.80139Coordinates: 6°18′48″N 10°48′5″W / 6.31333°N 10.80139°W / 6.31333; -10.80139
Country Liberia
County Montserrado
DistrictGreater Monrovia
EstablishedApril 25, 1822
Named forJames Monroe - U.S. President
Government
 • TypeLocal Government of Monrovia
 • MayorJefferson T. Koijee
Area
 • Capital city75.00 sq mi (194.25 km2)
Population
 (2008 Census)[1]
 • Metro
1,010,970
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
ClimateAm
Websitewww.emansion.gov.lr

Monrovia (/mənˈrviə/; /mənˈrviə, mɒnˈrviə/)[2] 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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 2008 National Population and Housing Census. Retrieved November 09, 2008. [1]
  2. "Definition of Monrovia". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  3. "Map of Liberia, West Africa". World Digital Library. 1830. Retrieved 2013-06-02.