- a seaport in and the capital of Liberia, in W Africa.
- a city in SW California.
- a republic in W Africa: founded by freed American slaves 1822. About 43,000 sq. mi. (111,000 sq. km). Capital: Monrovia.
Examples from the Web for monrovia
A few weeks before this, a video surfaced of an Ebola victim in Monrovia, Liberia who had been presumed dead.What It’s Like to Wake Up Dead
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
November 21, 2014
In Monrovia, she could not find a hospital to get her son vaccinated.
Paye came to Monrovia with her third child, who is only four months old.
But Duncan went through screening Sept. 19 in Monrovia, Liberia, where he presented a temperature of 97.3 degrees Fahrenheit.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: October 26
October 26, 2014
“If the international community does not stand up, we will be wiped out,” an MSF nurse told the world from Monrovia in Liberia.Ebola Panic Is Worse Than the Disease
October 9, 2014
Lott Cary had 45 scholars enrolled in his school at Monrovia.
I know of no place where the Sabbath seems to be more respected than in Monrovia.'Abolitionism Exposed!
W. W. Sleigh
Fine churches, school buildings, and a college are to be seen in Monrovia.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
Slavers, no doubt, have often watered at Monrovia, but never when their character was known.
It is now fourteen months since our ship first visited Monrovia.
- 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)
- a republic in W Africa, on the Atlantic: originated in 1822 as a home for freed Afro-American slaves, with land purchased by the American Colonization Society; republic declared in 1847; exports are predominantly rubber and iron ore. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority, also animist. Currency: dollar. Capital: Monrovia. Pop: 3 989 703 (2013 est). Area: 111 400 sq km (43 000 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for monrovia
African nation, begun as a resettlement project of freed American slaves in 1816 by the American Colonization Society, the name chosen by society member and U.S. senator Robert Goodloe Harper (1765-1825) from Latin liber "free" (see liberal).