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Monrovia is the capital and largest city in Liberia. It has a population of about 650,000 inhabitants and is located in the western coastal zone of the country along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mesurado River. It is an important port city and most industries are centred around or a direct consequence of the importance of the city as a port. It is also the financial and administrative centre of the country, but doesn't have any specific facilities aimed at the tourism sector. Just like the rest of the country, the city is getting safer since the last couple of years but not many travellers go here, although a few sights can be visited if you are adventurous and have come here.
Monrovia has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather year round. The average maximum temperature during the day is about 30 °C and during the night temperatures rarely drop below 22 °C. February to April is slightly warmer while July to September is slightly cooler than average. The rainy season start at the end of May and lasts well into October, leaving sometimes enormous amounts of rain. This is one of the wettest regions of Africa.
Spriggs Payne Airport (MLW) near Monrovia receives all international flights. There is a limited number of flights to and from Freetown (Sierra Leone), Conakry, (Guinea), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Lagos in Nigeria.
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