capital city of Liberia

Monrovia is the capital of Liberia. It is Liberia's most populous city with a population of 1,010,970. The city is named after 5th U.S. President James Monroe.

Monrovia was founded in 1822 by the American Colonization Society. They wanted free slaves. Liberia has the word liberty in it and it was meant for slaves for slaves to free from America.[1]


  1. "Map of Liberia, West Africa". World Digital Library. 1830. Retrieved 2013-06-02.