Clara Town

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Clara Town can be located on this map of greater Monrovia.

Clara Town is a slum in located on Bushrod Island in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.[1][2]

Clara Town is built upon a swamp.[2]

Areas[edit]

Clara Town is across the bridge in the centre of the photo on Bushrod Island. To the left of the photo is the slum of West Point.

"Struggle Community"[edit]

An area within Clara Town is named "Struggle Community".[2] This area is "a network of haphazard, rubbish-strewn streets, many of which are flooded for several months of the year".[2] In this area, 10,000 residents share two privately owned water taps.[2]

Social issues[edit]

Sanitation[edit]

Clara Town's 75,000 people shared 11 public toilets and 22 public taps in 2009.[2]

Famous Liberians[edit]

Clara Town is the birthplace of soccer star George Weah.[3]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 6°20′N 10°48′W / 6.333°N 10.800°W / 6.333; -10.800