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
On November 28, 2022, Bocchit Edmond, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, urged the international community to send a strike force to help overwhelmed police quell unruly gangs in Port-au-Prince... This incident marked the first time a foreign power cooperated with Port-au-Prince to inflict violence on Haitians.
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The U.S ... 6 this year will be eligible to apply for the status ... Sen. Charles E ... In recent months, armed gangs have seized control of the ports and limited Haitians’ access to food ... U.S ... citizens wishing to depart Port-au-Prince should monitor local news and only do so when considered safe,” the State Department’s official warning about the country reads.
As history in 2022 unfolded and the world lurched forward — or, it seemed sometimes, in other directions — Associated Press photographers were there to bring back unforgettable images ...A man steps into the frame asking the photographer to stop taking photos as men carry a coffin during a funeral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 21, 2022 ... (Photos.
In one ten-day orgy of violence in the capital Port-au-Prince back in July, 300 people were killed and at least 50 women and girls were subjected to rapes - many of which happened in front of their young children ... A police car is riddled with bullet holes after an armed gangs attack in the Carrefour Feuille neighborhood of Port-au-Prince,.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, (HCNN/CMC) — Haitian gangsters have seized at least three police vehicles, including two armoured carriers, amid a wave of gang violence that does not even spare the Caribbean country’s police officers, counting dozens of victims in their ranks.
The country is also grappling with a deadly cholera outbreak and widespread hunger and malnutrition, while a weeks-long gang blockade on a major fuel terminal in the capital, Port-au-Prince, that has since been lifted led to electricity and water shortages.