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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.
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(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)
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(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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WASHIGNTON: The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a new financing of US$10 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to increase access to piped water supply services in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, and surrounding areas, and improve the operational efficiency of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC).
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Embassy in Monrovia has played a vital role in that response.