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Monrovia

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Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia, is located in West Africa. Monrovia had a population of 1,010,970 people and was located on the Atlantic Coast near Cape Mesurado. Monrovia is Liberia’s most populated city, accounting for 29% of the country’s overall population.

Liberia’s cultural, political, and financial center is Monrovia. The Monrovia City Corporation is the entity in charge of the governance of the Greater Monrovia District.

Monrovia was the first permanent Black American town in Africa, founded on April 25, 1822. Monrovia’s economy is largely defined by its harbor and its status as the seat of Liberia’s government. It is one of the poorest cities in the planet.

Monrovia – Info Card

POPULATION :  City: / Metro: 1,010,970
FOUNDED :   April 25, 1822
TIME ZONE :  GMT (UTC+0)
LANGUAGE :  English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages
RELIGION :  Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 40%
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COORDINATES :  6°18′48″N 10°48′5″W
SEX RATIO :  Male: 45.40%
 Female: 54.60%
ETHNIC :  indigenous African 95% (Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi), Americo-Liberians 2.5%, Congo People 2.5%
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DIALING CODE : +231

Tourism in Monrovia

The Liberian National Museum, the Masonic Temple, the Waterside Market, and various beaches are among Monrovia’s attractions. Sports venues Antoinette Tubman Stadium and Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex are also located in the city. With 40,000 seats, the Samuel K. Doe Arena is one of Africa’s biggest stadiums.

Climate of Monrovia

Monrovia features a tropical monsoon climate.

Monrovia averages 5,100 mm (200 in) of rain per year. In fact, Monrovia is the wettest capital city, receiving more annual precipitation on average, than any other capital in the world.

The climate features a wet season and a dry season, but precipitation is seen even during the dry season. Temperatures remain constant throughout the year averaging around 26 °C (79 °F).

Geography of Monrovia

Monrovia is located on the peninsula of Cape Mesurado, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mesurado River, the mouth of which provides a vast natural port. The Saint Paul River runs straight north of the city and serves as the northern border of Bushrod Island, which may be accessed by the “New Bridge” in downtown Monrovia. Monrovia is situated at 6°19′N 10°48′W, or 6°19′N 10°48′W. Liberia’s major city and administrative, commercial, and financial hub is Monrovia.

Montserrado County is home to the city. Bensonville, a little town, is really the county seat of Montserrado County.

Economy of Monrovia

Monrovia’s economy is driven by its seaport – the Monrovia Freeport – and by its role as Liberia’s administrative capital. Monrovia’s seaport was greatly extended during World War II by US soldiers, and the city’s primary exports are latex and iron ore.

Additionally, materials such as cement, refined petroleum, food goods, bricks and tiles, furniture, and chemicals are created on-site. The port, which is located on Bushrod Island between the Mesurado and Saint Paul rivers’ mouths, also has facilities for storing and repairing boats.

How To Travel To Monrovia

A flight from Brussels, Belgium, is provided by Brussels Airlines. Royal Air Maroc flies from Monrovia to Casablanca. There are links to Europe and North America from there. A dozen airlines flew into Monrovia prior to the 2014 Ebola epidemic. The flight from Brussels used to stop at Accra, Ghana,...

How To Get Around In Monrovia

Cabs are abundant and reasonably priced, however there have been reports of thefts and pickpocketing in taxis. If you must take a cab, do not use a shared taxi; instead, rent a private taxi for yourself.

Prices In Monrovia

MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 2.60Tomatoes1 kg$ Cheese0.5 kg$ 11.00Apples1 kg$ 3.90Oranges1 kg$ 3.00Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 1.40Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 10.00Coca-Cola2 liters$ 2.70Bread1 piece$ 1.10Water1.5 l$ 2.00 RESTAURANTS Dinner (Low-range)for 2$ 17.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 30.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 9.00Water0.33 l$ 1.30Cappuccino1 cup$ 3.30Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 3.00Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 2.00Coca-Cola0.33 l$ 2.00Coctail drink1 drink$  ENTERTAINMENT Cinema2...

Sights & Landmarks In Monrovia

National Museum of Liberia. Cultural artifacts and historical relics illustrating Liberia's legacy are housed here. It is currently attempting to reclaim stolen items that were plundered during the protracted civil war. Exhibits about the civil war are also available.Ducor Hotel. A previous luxury hotel that has been abandoned and is now...

Food & Restaurants In Monrovia

Overall, the dining choices in Monrovia are rather decent. Anything other than Lebanese and Liberian food is usually pricey, however there are a few affordable options. Casablanca Excellent Moroccan cuisine at the top of Broad Street. Again, quite costly, but delicious tagines (the chicken with raisins is particularly good.) Diana's On Center Street,...

Shopping In Monrovia

Afropolitan. Clothing, home décor, jewelry, and other goods, both ready-made and custom-made. Men, women, and children are all welcome. Benson Avenue (at intersection of Newport Street). Phone number: 00-231-886-87-3334. Ranzeno. Men's apparel of high quality. Phone: 00-231-6-530-799 Benson Avenue (Between Randall and Gurley Streets). The Very Best Jewelry. For upscale African-inspired...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Monrovia

Liberia saw an epidemic of the sometimes lethal and usually incurable Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever in March 2014. Flights into Monrovia were severely restricted. While Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc continued to fly, total Monrovia arrivals dropped from 27 to six flights per week at one point, with...

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