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Ville de Port-au-Prince
Port-au-Prince is located in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°32′N 72°20′W / 18.533°N 72.333°W / 18.533; -72.333Coordinates: 18°32′N 72°20′W / 18.533°N 72.333°W / 18.533; -72.333
Kintra Haiti
Colonial seat1770
 • MayorGabrielle Hyacinthe
 • City36.04 km2 (13.92 sq mi)
 (2009 Estimation)
 • City897,859
 • Density25,000/km2 (65,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)

Port-au-Prince (/[unsupported input]ˌpɔːrtˈprɪns/; French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁopʁɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens; Haitian Creole pronunciation: [pɔtopɣɛ̃s]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Caribbean kintra o Haiti. The ceety's population wis 704,776 as o the 2003 census, an wis offeecially estimatit tae hae reached 897,859 in 2009.[1]

The ceety o Port-au-Prince is on the Guwf o Gonâve: the bay on which the ceety lees, which acts as a natural harbor, haes sustained economic activity syne the ceevilizations o the Arawaks. It wis first incorporatit unner the colonial rule o the French, in 1749, an haes been Haiti's lairgest metropolis syne then. The ceety's layoot is similar tae that of an amphitheatre; commercial destricts are near the watter, while residential neebourheids are locatit on the hills abuin. Its population is difficult tae ascertain due tae the rapid growt o slums in the hillsides abuin the ceety; housomeivver, recent estimates place the metropolitan aurie's population at aroond 3.7 million, nearly hauf o the kintra's naitional population.[2]

Port-au-Prince wis catastrophically affectit[3] bi an earthquake on 12 Januar 2010, wi lairge numbers o structures damagit or destroyed. Haiti's government haes estimatit the daith toll at 230,000 an says mair bodies remain uncoontit.[4]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Port-au-Prince haes twa sister ceeties:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique Archived 2012-01-06 at the Wayback Machine, 2003 Census
  2. www.urbanres.net/docs/ToR-cityWidePlanning-Haiti_final.pdf
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 15 Januar 2010. Retrieved 19 Juin 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Haiti Raises Earthquake's Death Toll to 230,000". 9 Februar 2010. Retrieved 10 Februar 2010. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |coauthors= (help); |first= missin |last= (help)
  5. "Sister City International Listings". Sister Cities International. Archived frae the original on 20 Februar 2012. Retrieved 2 Februar 2010.
  6. http://www11.ville.montreal.qc.ca/sherlock2/servlet/template/sherlock%2CAfficherDocumentInternet.vm/nodocument/20146;jsessionid=24C10045060CDD0AA23BD919B260FD0F Archived 2009-02-23 at the Wayback Machine

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