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Searchable Map and Satellite View of Monrovia using Google Earth DataSatellite view is showing Monrovia, largest city, chief port and the national capital of Liberia. The city is located in Montserrado County on Bushrod Island and Cape Mesurado at the Atlantic coast, at the estuary of the Mesurado River.
Monrovia is the cultural, political and financial center of the country and a main hub of commerce and transportation. The city has a population of about 1 million people in the Greater Monrovia District.
History (short version)
Founded in 1822 by the American Colonization Society as a haven for freed slaves from the United States and the British West Indies. The city was named for James Monroe, then the president of the United States.
Until recently the city was still controlled by descendants of the early settlers who arrived between 1830 and 1870. Since it broke ties with the United States after 1871, it long remained an interesting cultural combination of pre– Civil War Southern American and West African influences. The city was damaged during the Liberian Civil War in the early 1990s. (from: Encyclopedia of Historic Places)
The map shows a city map of Monrovia with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Spriggs Payne Airport (IATA code: MLW).
Zoom out to find the location of Roberts International Airport (IATA code: ROB), about 60 km (40 mi) east of the city near the town of Harbel at Robertsfield.
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|City Coordinates: 6°18′48″N 10°48′5″W
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