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Monrovia (Liberia)


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    • us: City of Monrovia (Liberia)
    • us: Monroviya (Liberia)
    • us: Горад Манровія (Liberia)
    • us: Horad Manrovii︠a︡ (Liberia)
    • us: Манровія (Liberia)
    • us: Manrovii︠a︡ (Liberia)
    • us: Монровия (Liberia)
    • us: Monrovii︠a︡ (Liberia)
    • us: Μονρόβια (Liberia)
    • us: Monrovio (Liberia)
    • us: מונרוביה (Liberia)
    • us: Monrovyah (Liberia)
    • us: Монрови (Liberia)
    • us: Monrovi (Liberia)
    • us: Monrovija (Liberia)
    • us: Монровија (Liberia)
    • us: モンロビア (Liberia)
    • us: Monrobia (Liberia)
    • us: Monrofia (Liberia)
    • us: Монровія (Liberia)
    • us: מאנראוויע (Liberia)
    • us: Monroṿye (Liberia)
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    • found: Getty thesaurus of geographic names online, May 20, 2014 (Monrovia (inhabited place); place types: inhabited place, founded 1822; city; national capital; free port; commercial center; university center; coordinates: 06°20ʹ00ʺN 010°48ʹ00ʺW; 6.3333° -10.8000°)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 20, 2014 (Monrovia; capital city of the West African country of Liberia; lies geographically within Montserrado County, but is administered separately; City of Monrovia; founded in 1822; In 1816, with the aim of establishing a self-sufficient colony for emancipated American survivors of slavery, something that had already been accomplished in Freetown, the first settlers arrived in Africa from the United States, under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. They landed at Sherbro Island in present-day Sierra Leone. The undertaking was a shambles and many settlers died. In 1822, a second ship rescued the settlers and took them to Cape Mesurado, establishing the settlement of Christopolis. In 1824, the city was renamed to Monrovia after James Monroe; 6°18ʹ48ʺN 10°48ʹ5ʺW)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 20, 2014: Azerbaijani page (Monroviya [in roman]) Belarusian page (Горад Манровія = Horad Manrovii︠a︡ ; Манровія = Manrovii︠a︡) Bulgarian page (Монровия = Monrovii︠a︡) Greek page (Μονρόβια = Monrovia) Esperanto page (Monrovio) Hebrew page (מונרוביה = Monrovyah) Hill Mari page (Монрови = Monrovi) Latvian page (Monrovija) Macedonian page (Монровија = Monrovija) Japanese page (モンロビア = Monrobia) Somali page (Monrofia) Ukrainian page (Монровія = Monrovii︠a︡) Yiddish page (מאנראוויע = Monroṿye)
    • found: History of Liberia : a time line, via Library of Congress American memory website, May 20, 2014 (1822 - April 25 - The survivors of Sherbro Island arrived at Cape Mesurado and began to build their settlement; 1824 - The settlement that had been called Christopolis was renamed Monrovia after the American president, James Monroe, and the colony as a whole was formally called Liberia) {http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/libhtml/liberia.html}
    • found: GEOnet, May 20, 2014 (Monrovia, capital of a political entity, Liberia, ADM1: Montserrado, 06°18ʹ38ʺN 010°48ʹ17ʺW, 6.310556° -10.804722°; also lists Monrovia, populated place, Liberia, ADM1: Bong, 06°40ʹ00ʺN 009°40ʹ00ʺW, 6.666667° -9.666667°)
    • found: Global gazetteer, via May 20, 2014 (Monrovia, city, Montserrado County, Liberia, 6.31 -10.80; also lists city with same name in Bong County, Liberia, 6.67 -9.67)
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    • 1980-05-22: new
    • 2014-05-23: revised
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