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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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — You’re lucky, the U.S ... And so it was that Celestin arrived in Haiti aboard the last flight Wednesday to the capital of Port-au-Prince, a city the 38-year-old left three years ago in search of a better-paying job to help support his family.
Son baccalauréat en poche, Chanel est allé suivre des études universitaires à Port-au-Prince, comme le font chaque année des milliers de jeunes Haïtien(ne)s ... Port-au-Prince a causé le déplacement d'environ 19 mille personnes.
DHS increased the number of removal flights using both international airports in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince and the Hugo ChavezInternational Airport in the northern city of Cap-Haitien ... agencies said that gang violence in Port-au-Prince had blocked the road to the south, ...
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WESTPALM BEACH, Fla. — Haitians in South Florida say what they've seen in Texas is sickening. "It hurt, disappointed," Burns Guillaume said. Guillaume said he's outraged at the treatment of fellow Haitians at the border ...Jude was born in Port Au Prince and says fellow Haitians here in South Florida are outraged ... .
Well, here we are ... They’re from Haiti ... The Oval Office is overwhelmed ... Does the border patrol flip a coin? Some migrants go back to Port-au-Prince, while others get to go on to Portland? ... If they can make it to one of our borders or ports of entry, any desperate person in the world has the absolute right to plead their case and roll the dice in a U.S ... .