Encyclopedia > Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  Article Content

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, population 846,200 (1995), is the capital of Haiti. It is located on a bay of the Gulf of La Gonave[?]. The city exports coffee and sugar. Port-au-Prince has food-processing plants and soap, textile, and cement factories.

It was founded in 1749 by French sugar planters. In 1770, it replaced Cap-Ha´tien[?] as capital of the colony of Saint-Domingue, and in 1804 it became the capital of newly-independent Haiti.

Landmarks include the quay[?], the University of Haiti[?], the National Palace, the National Museum, and the Basilica of Notre Dame.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Coen Brothers

... with a question and get the same answer. The brothers are known jokingly in the film business as "the two-headed director." Joel Coen was born November 29, 1954, ...