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The capital and largest city of Liberia, in the northwest part on the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1822 as a haven for freed slaves and named after US President James Monroe.


(Placename) the capital and chief port of Liberia, on the Atlantic: founded in 1822 as a home for freed American slaves; University of Liberia (1862). Pop: 614 000 (2005 est)


(mənˈroʊ vi ə)

the capital of Liberia, in W Africa. 425,000.
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Noun1.Monrovia - the capital and chief port and largest city of LiberiaMonrovia - the capital and chief port and largest city of Liberia
Liberia, Republic of Liberia - a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
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Hundreds of supporters on Saturday, 3 March paraded with the mayor of Monrovia Jefferson T.
He reported recent travel to Monrovia (Montserrado County), where he cared for his 32-year-old son, a health care worker who died from an acute illness.
The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) declared that it has secured two excrement tanker trucks from the African Development Bank (ADB) through its Fostering Innovation Sanitation and Hygiene (FISH) project.
Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will begin a new service between Atlanta and Monrovia, Liberia on 4 September 2010, it announced on Tuesday.
Verizon Wireless, an operator of a wireless voice and data network and a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) (LSE:VOD), announced on Friday (6 June) that the company has activated a new cell site in Monrovia, Indian, USA.
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John Auffrey was killed during a robbery of his hotel room in Monrovia, Liberia.
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Liberians have always thought of the United States as a protective older brother, so the sight of American warships off the coast of Monrovia, the country's capital, inspired hope.
Emeka Onwuama, right, clasps hands with jubilant Liberians on his arrival at the international airport in Monrovia Aug.
LIBERIA'S main rebel movement has agreed to withdraw from capital Monrovia and its vital port,allowing food to flow to the starving city left in ruins after two months of sieges.
However, the commander of the West African force says the first contingent will secure only the airport, outside war-torn Monrovia.