Monrovia

  TLC Liberia

Monrovia is the capital of the Republic of Liberia, which is located on the southern Atlantic in West Africa.  Monrovia was originally called Christopolis, but was later renamed after US President James Monroe.

Monrovia is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean located at the mouth of the Mesurado River. It had a population of about 500,000 before the war (1990), but swelled to over a million as a result of the massive internal displacement caused by the war.

Country Administrative Divisions:
Liberia’s local administrative structure is divided into 14 provincial districts or “Counties” which are:

  • Montserrado
  • Margibi
  • Bomi
  • Grand Cape Mount
  • Lofa, Bong
  • Nimba
  • Grand Bassa
  • Rivercess
  • Sinoe
  • Grand Gedeh
  • River Gee
  • Grand Kru
  • Maryland.
  • River Cess

Monrovia is Liberia's largest city and it is the administrative, commercial, communications, and financial center of Liberia.

Sunrise in Monrovia is at 6:33 AM and Sunset is at 6:42 PM

Want to get a little closer to Monrovia? 

A View overlooking the City of Monrovia,  from Ducor Hill at Cape Montserrado

Monrovia, Street Level

TLC Map Zones

Description of TLC Zones

Zone 1 Central Monrovia or "In Town" Monrovia
Zone 2 Capitol Hill, University of Liberia
Zone 3 Sinkor, Fiamah, Larkpase, Congotown, Matadi
Zone 4 Bushrod Island - coming soon...

 

Pictures of Monrovia

Broad Street

Broad Street begins at Crown Hill and ends at the tip Cape Montserrado at Ducor Hill.  This view overlooking West Point was taken from the top of  Ducor Hill.

  • B. W. Harris Episcopal High School - B. W. Harris is located on Snapper Hill Broad Street, and in post war Liberia, B. W. Harris is known currently as the best school in Monrovia
  • Water Street - A popular market area in Monrovia Waterside District

Locations on Broad Street

  • Bureau of Immigration  - Corner of Broad & Center Streets

  • Ministry of Education - Corner of Broad & Mechlin Street across from the Finance Ministry
  • Ministry of Finance - Corner of Broad & Mechlin Streets, across from Education & Planning
  • Ministry of Planning - Corner of Broad & Mechlin Streets, across from Finance Ministry.

Ashmun Street

  • College of West Africa - The old College of West Africa is located on the corner of Center and Ashmun Street across from the Justice Ministry

Trees

Industries

More Pictures from Monrovia

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