Greater Monrovia District

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Greater Monrovia is one of four districts located in Montserrado County, Liberia. It contains the country's capital Monrovia. It recorded a population of 970,824 in the 2008 census.[1]

Greater Monrovia has no official administrative status.[2] Unlike other districts of Liberia which are divided into clans, Greater Monrovia is divided into zones.[3] The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) is responsible for the administration of the city of Monrovia. Greater Monrovia also contains several semi-autonomous townships (Congo Town, New Georgia, Gardnersville, Dixville, Barnesville, Caldwell, Johnsonville and Garworlon) and the only borough in Liberia, New Kru Town. The MCC provides services to the townships and borough through a revenue-sharing arrangement, but has no zoning or enforcement jurisdiction in them.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Population and Housing Census Final Results" (PDF). LISGIS. May 2009. p. 14. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Montserrado County Development Agenda" (PDF). Republic of Liberia. 2008. pp. 4, 29. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Greater Monrovia, Liberia - Administrative Boundaries Overview" (PDF). ReliefWeb. Liberia Institute of Statistics & Geo-Information Services. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Liberia Housing Profile" (PDF). United Nations Human Settlements Programme. 2014. pp. 14–15, 23. Retrieved 16 October 2017.

Coordinates: 6°18′38″N 10°48′17″W / 6.31056°N 10.80472°W / 6.31056; -10.80472