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
Port-au-Prince, May 19 (EFE).- Hundreds of people took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Thursday to protest a spate of kidnappings and the mounting civilian death toll from a turf battle between gangs in the Haitian capital.
After the vicious 12-day gang war that rocked the northern communes of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, a new report has emerged that details the full extent of the violence ... 400 Mawozo ... SEE ALSO ... the G9 ... The criminal federalization of Port-au-Prince’s gangs means that today most gangs in the capital belong to either the G9 or the G-PEP alliances ... ....
Beekeepers in the southern Haitian commune of Bonbon are creating a buzz around honey in an area which is recovering from an earthquake in 2021 ... "I used to be a traditional beekeeper ... I love honey it is good to taste and is rich in proteins and is also medicinal ... Bees do the hard work ... Right now, I sell it locally and in the capital Port-au-Prince ... ....
In a public statement, Bernard Mevs said it will keep its emergency room open for extreme cases ... Kidnapping, they say, has become such an epidemic that no one is safe — not even them ... He’s selfless ... Pierre-Pierre was grabbed in front of a boutique in Port-au-Prince while running an errand after leaving the hospital, according to his family ... ———. .
AFP, GENEVA, Switzerland...Children teach younger children at a shelter for internally displaced people due to gang warfare in a district in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. That marks the second-highest annual number of new internal displacements in a decade after 2020, which saw record-breaking movement due to a string of natural disasters ... .
A woman holds a Haitian flag and roses as people pray together during a church service that is set up outdoors near an encampment after numerous churches were destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 24, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A surge in violence fuelled by heavily armed gangs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, prompted the UN rights chief on Tuesday to express her deep concern over its severe impact on human rights across the Caribbean nation... Downward spiralling situation ... Bachelet. Gruesome brutality ... Child gang recruits have also been reported. Rippling effects of violence ... ....
Abstract Following the 2010 devastating earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic, Port-au-Prince's residents have been increasingly affected by food insecurity, socio-economic unrest including periods of complete lock-down, and gang violence ... The Case of Port-au-Prince.
Dr ...DamienHospital in the Tabarre community of Port-au-Prince at around 6.30 a.m. on May 5 when she was abducted just outside her gate in the Laboule 12 neighborhood in Petionville ... After violence flared up on the eastern edge of Port-au-Prince 21 days later, the charity said it had no choice but to hastily reopen the emergency center in Cité Soleil.
Port-au-Prince — HaitianJonasJoseph juggled running a busy hairdressing salon and a small bar in the capital Port-au-Prince for five years, allowing him to provide for his young family ... In downtown Port-au-Prince — usually a bustling market of clothes and food stalls — shop ...
A group of wild elephants sift through garbage looking for food at a landfill in Sri Lanka... And in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a woman sells greens in front of a field of decomposing trash, some burning in piles ... — AP. A woman selling greens waits for customers in the Croix des Bosalles market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 22, 2021 ... AP</strong>.