Clara Town

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

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

Clara Town is built upon a swamp.[2]


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"

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


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

Notable people


  1. ^ Maps of Major Streets in Monrovia
  2. ^ a b c d e f "LIBERIA: Disease rife as more people squeeze into fewer toilets", IRIN News, 19 November 2009.
  3. ^ Talk Football, "Liberian Football Legend Profile: George Weah"

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

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