Port-au-Prince (/ˌpɔːrtoʊˈprɪns/; French pronunciation:[pɔʁopʁɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole:Pòtoprens) is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 987,310 in 2015 with the metropolitan area (aire métropolitaine) estimated at a population of 2,618,894. The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétionville.
The city of Port-au-Prince is on the Gulf of Gonâve: the bay on which the city lies, which acts as a natural harbor, has sustained economic activity since the civilizations of the Arawaks. It was first incorporated under the colonial rule of the French, in 1749. The city's layout is similar to that of an amphitheatre; commercial districts are near the water, while residential neighborhoods are located on the hills above. Its population is difficult to ascertain due to the rapid growth of slums in the hillsides above the city; however, recent estimates place the metropolitan area's population at around 3.7 million, nearly half of the country's national population.
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Port au Prince was built in France in 1790. The British Royal Navy captured her in 1793 off Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her original name is currently unknown, but her new owners named her for her place of capture. She became a letter of marque, slave ship, and privateercumwhaler. In 1806 she anchored at a Tongan island where the local inhabitants massacred half her crew and then scuttled her.
Port au Prince's origins are obscure. Although she appears to have been pierced for a large number of guns, perusal of a compendium of French naval vessels for the period 1786-1861 does not yield any likely candidates. She first appears in Lloyd's Register in 1794 with the notes that she was built in 1790, and was a French prize.
Her captain's name is given as H. Hayne, her owner's name variously as Muilman, Mulement, or Muilmen, and her trade as Portsmouth - "SDom". This last is a little problematical as the trade remains unchanged through 1796, and France took complete control of San Domingo in 1795. Furthermore, war with France had begun already in 1793. In any case, Henry Hayne received a letter of marque for Port au Prince on 5 March 1794
(He is also a teacher at a nearby school in Port-Au-Prince, and is active at STEP Seminary, which trains men and women to become Christian leaders improving their communities.) Francelene works with local women at their residence, teaching vocational skills such as cooking and sewing, along with counselling young women at risk.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A former top government prosecutor who was once forced to flee Haiti for Miami in fear for his life is dead ... Both men were gunned down in the courtyard of Dominique’s Radio Haiti-Inter station in Port-au-Prince.
Others recently killed include two journalists who were also activists in Port-au-Prince. In the early morning of July 7, 2021, a group of armed people burst into President Moise’s private residence in the Pelerin neighborhood of Port-au-Prince and killed him.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s interim government said it asked the U.S ... Even before Moïse’s murder, Port-au-Prince already had been on edge due to the growing power of gangs that displaced more than 14,700 people last month alone as they torched and ransacked homes in a fight over territory.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s interim government said Friday that it asked the U.S ... The same newspaper quoted Port-au-Prince prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude as saying he ordered an investigative unit of the National PoliceForce to interrogate all the security agents close to Moïse ...Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021.
Embassy in Port-au-Prince pleading for a way out of the country ... will be handing out exile and humanitarian visas, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021, two days after President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his home ... in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, July 8, 2021.
More On.. haiti. Haiti pleads with US to send troops amid ‘shadow of violence’. Haiti ‘hit-squad members’ say attack was planned for a month ...Haitians gather in front of the U.S. Embassy amid rumors on radio and social media that the U.S. will be handing out exile and humanitarian visas, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.AP ... 26 ... .
Ms Rebeca Lafond, the constituent affairs director for a New York legislative district that includes Brooklyn's Little Haiti, said she had watched her mother try to make contact with relatives back in Port-au-Prince while her father listened to Creole radio for news from back home... Port-au-Prince is closed.
Rebeca Lafond, the constituent affairs director for a New York legislative district that includes Brooklyn's Little Haiti, said she had watched her mother try to make contact with relatives back in Port-au-Prince while her father listened to Creole radio for news from back home... Port-au-Prince is closed.
Rebeca Lafond, the constituent affairs director for a New York legislative district that includes Brooklyn’s Little Haiti, said she had watched her mother try to make contact with relatives back in Port-au-Prince while her father listened to Creole radio for news from back home... Port-au-Prince is closed.
Joseph described the attackers as “foreigners” during an interview with a Port-au-Prince radio station Wednesday morning and said some group members spoke in Spanish...Last week in Port-au-Prince, gang leader Jimmy Cherisier, who is known by the nickname Barbeque, took to the streets to protest Moise's government, calling on him to resign.