Monrovia is connected with the rest of the country via a network of roads and railways. Monrovia is listed as the home port by between ten and fifteen percent of the world's merchant shipping, registered in Liberia under Flag of Convenience arrangements.
Ducor Intercontinental Palace Hotel Monrovia, Liberia (LR) What used to be a luxury highrise hotel, the Ducor Intercontinental - at the highest point of town - is now a shell. It houses more than 1500 squatters living with a view but also with the constant stench of urine and feces. - Scott Harrison, 2005
Joseph Jenkins Roberts was born in Norfolk in 1809, emigrated to Africa while he was a young man, and led the small colony of Liberia to it emergence as an independent republic in 1848. The tiny outpost of the American Society for the Colonization the Free People of Color had a population of more than six hundred when Roberts arrived in 1829.
This monument is a landmark in Liberian national life. It is the place where the Presidents of the country are sworn in and it houses in its undergrounds many monuments and statutes. This is where William V.S. Tubman who ruled Liberia for 27 years is buried.
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve lies within Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot. It harbours an especially rich flora and fauna, and it is the home of more than 2000 vascular plant species, 317 vertebrate species, 107 of which are mammals, and to more than 2,500 invertebrate species.