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Monrovia (pop. 425,000), capital city of Liberia, in West Africa, on Bushrod Island. Situated on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Saint Paul River, it is the administrative, commercial, cultural, and educational center of Liberia. Monrovia's modern harbor is the main source of its revenue. Monrovia, named for the U.S. president James Monroe, was founded in 1822 by the American Colonization Society as a place where freed U.S. slaves could live.

See also: Liberia.

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