Montserrado County

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Montserrado County
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Basic data
Country Liberia
Capital Bensonville
surface 1909 km²
Residents 1,118,241 (2008)
density 586 inhabitants per km²
founding 1839
ISO 3166-2 LR-MO

Coordinates: 6 ° 30 ′  N , 10 ° 30 ′  W

Montserrado County is an administrative region ( county ) in Liberia , it has a size of 1 909  km² and had 1,118,241 inhabitants at the last census (2008).

The administrative region is divided into five districts. The Liberian capital Monrovia is the county's largest city and has a special status. Bensonville is the capital of the county and is located in the district of the same name.

District Ew. (2008)
Ew. (2008)
Ew. (2008)
Careysburg 15,048 14,664 29,712
Commonwealth 5,752 6.124 11,876
Greater Monrovia 476.473 494.351 970.824
St Paul River 34,981 36,850 71,831
Todee 17,479 16,519 33,998
Montserrado 549.733 568.508 1,118,241

Notable locations include: Arthington , Brewerville , Careysburg , Clay-Ashland , Crozerville , Dixville , Millsburg, and Virginia .

Montserrado is on the Atlantic coast .

On the flag of Montserrado, an island with two trees and a house is depicted in the middle between a dark blue and red background. This indicates that on Providence Island in Montserrado, old and new cultures (indigenous ethnic groups and the former slaves who came from North America, see also ethnic groups in Liberia ) met.


In the 2005 first Democratic Senate election after the Civil War, Joyce Musu Freeman was elected by the CDC . Mrs. Geraldine Doe-Sheriff , also from the CDC , received her Senate seat in 2009 in a special election.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ NPHC 2008 Report Final. (PDF; 676 kB) In: Liberian Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information-Systems (LISGIS). Retrieved October 11, 2010 .
  2. ^ Liberia, Counties and Districts. (PDF; 0.4 MB) (No longer available online.) In: Liberian Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information-Systems (LISGIS). Formerly in the original ; accessed on October 11, 2010 (English).  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
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