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
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Haiti's most powerful gang leader, Jimmy 'Barbecue' Cherizier, called for the overthrow of his fragile Caribbean nation's prime minister yesterday as he led armed followers on a march through Port-au-Prince... He is accused of crimes against civilians, including a massacre in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of La Saline, in 2018.
Port-au-Prince — Haiti’s strongest gang leader is pushing for a coup to overthrow Prime MinisterArielHenry... A former cop who heads a powerful coalition of gangs controlling parts of Port-au-Prince, Cherizier led armed men on a march through the capital on Tuesday, blocking roads and banging drums ... “Our fight will be with weapons.” ... Reuters .
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Haiti's most powerful gang leader called for the armed overthrow of Prime MinisterArielHenry, urging Haitians to take to the streets against the unelected government in the latest escalation of a country undergoing humanitarian crisis.