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.
Large Martian craters (greater than 60km in diameter) are named after famous scientists and science fiction authors; smaller ones (less than 60km in diameter) get their names from towns on Earth. Craters cannot be named for living people, and small crater names are not intended to be commemorative - that is, a small crater isn't actually named after a specific town on Earth, but rather its name comes at random from a pool of terrestrial place names, with some exceptions made for craters near landing sites. Latitude and longitude are given as planetographic coordinates with west longitude.
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
On Wednesday, the six-seat Cessna 207 crashed about eight miles from Port-au-Prince’s domestic airport on a busy road just south of the capital ... Laurent Joseph Dumas, told Port-au-Prince-based radio station Magik 9 on Thursday morning that his investigators are looking at all possible causes of the crash.
... rifles, between the police officers and the gang members,” Regine Theodat, a Haitian-American woman whose husband was recently shot by members of the 400 Mawozo gang in in Croix-des-Bouquets, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, told South Florida’s WLRN public radio station.
In 2018, photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur went missing while working on an independent project inside the Port-au-Prince slum of Grand Ravine. The following year radio journalists Pétion Rospide and Néhémie Joseph were killed ... On Thursday, factories throughout Port-au-Prince shut down in protest of the violence that has accompanied the strike.
on Monday, January 31, an unknown number of armed individuals riding in two vehicles fired several rounds and threw Molotov cocktails into the offices of private outlet Radio Télé Zenith, located in the Croix-des-Bouquets area of the capital Port-au-Prince, according to news ...
Ahead of WorldRadio Day on Feb ... According to UNESCO, radio ... Suspected gang members ambushed and shot John Wesley Amady and Wilguens Louis-Saint while they were reporting on the lack of security in Laboule 12, a gang-controlled area in the Port-au-Prince commune of Pétion-Ville.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Members of the U.N ... Other countries, including the United States... recommendations ... The U.N ... It said a policeman died late Sunday and another was seriously injured after unknown people fired into a police station in the capital of Port-au-Prince. That same night, someone tried to set a radio station headquarters on fire ... ....
Bernard Saint-Vil, head of the Port-au-Prince tribunal who assigned Orelien to the investigation, on Tuesday said in an interview with a local radio station that Orelien was off the job because he did not complete his investigation on time ... (Reporting by Gessika Thomas in Port-au-Prince and BrianEllsworth in Miami; Editing by Cynthia Osterman).
In a sign of the disarray surrounding the investigation, Bernard St Vil, head of the Port-au-Prince court system, on Tuesday told Haiti's Kingdom FM radio that Judge Orelien was no longer in charge of the case because he had not completed it within the time frame established.
In a sign of the disarray surrounding the investigation, Bernard St Vil, head of the Port-au-Prince court system, on Tuesday told Haiti’s Kingdom FM radio that Judge Orelien was no longer in charge of the case because he had not completed it within the time frame established.
A journalist working for a Montreal-based online radio station was killed Thursday near the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, as he prepared to interview a member of an armed group about the murder of a police inspector ... .
Yesterday, suspected gang members shot Amady and Louis-Saint while they were reporting on the lack of security in Laboule 12, an area in the Port-au-Prince commune of Pétion-Ville, according to news reports. Amady was on assignment for the broadcaster Radio Écoute FM and ...
16 have been released ... "Join us in praising God that all 17 of our loved ones are now safe ... A Wall Street Journal story quotes Haitian radio stations as reporting the last of the hostages were released on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince and found early Thursday morning about an hour north of the capital near Morne a Cabrit, a remote hillside area.