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Liberia Map Monrovia
Monrovia is the capital of Liberia and by far the country's largest city Once a popular and beautiful city. Monrovia has been left with little or no beauty what so ever. The civil war has left the capital with no beauty.

Life in Monrovia was severely disrupted in the 1990s by a ruinous civil war. The city is on its way to a very slow but much needed recovery.

Monrovia was first settled in 1822 by the American Colonization Society as a haven for freed slaves from the United States and the British West Indies and was named after former U.S president James Monroe, them President of the United States.

The freeport on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the St. Paul River, Monrovia is Liberia's largest city and its administrative, commercial, and financial center.

The city's economy is dominated by its harbor, The harbor also has extensive storage and ship repair facilities. Manufactures include cement, refined petroleum, food products, bricks and tiles, furniture, and chemicals.

Some of the major universities in Liberia are in monrovia.Such as The University of Liberia.

CLICK HERE! To get a perfect view of Monrovia Source: Digitalglobe

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