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
Haitian police have fired tear gas at thousands of people marching in the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, to protest against the government’s handling of crippling fuel shortages and soaring prices ...A man runs past a burning street barricade during a protest in Port-au-Prince [Ralph Tedy Erol/Reuters].
Port-au-Prince, Oct 4 (EFE).- JuniorPierre drives his motorcycle taxi in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince trying to make ends meet in the country that has been crippled by fuel shortages, armed gang violence and cholera outbreak for months.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s government on Sunday announced that at least eight people have died from cholera, raising concerns about a potentially fast-spreading scenario and reviving memories of an epidemic that killed nearly 10,000 people a decade ago.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti's government on Sunday announced that at least eight people have died from cholera, raising concerns about a potentially fast-spreading scenario and reviving memories of an epidemic that killed nearly 10,000 people a decade ago.
Thousands of Port-au-Prince residents took to the streets on Monday to protest against Haitian Prime MinisterArielHenry. Footage features rally participants marching, chanting, burning tyres, and throwing objects at police ... .
(Somalia-Suicide bomb). - - - - ... Over the weekend, two cases of cholera were confirmed and multiple cases were suspected in Port-au-Prince, said Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for Guterres ... (Haiti-Cholera). - - - - ... (Sweden-Nord Stream-Investigation) Enditem .
Haitian police have fired tear gas at demonstrators, who have taken to the streets in the capital, Port-au-Prince, to protest against the government's handling of crippling fuel shortages and soaring prices ... "If he has no answers to these questions, he must leave power and hand it to the right person." ... www.presstv.ir. www.presstv.co.uk ....
GENEVA ...Multiple suspected cases have been detected in Carrefour-Feuilles on the edge of the capital Port-au-Prince, and in the coastal neighborhood of Cite Soleil. The areas are entirely controlled by gangs and access to them has been very difficult since the end of July ... He said the death toll figures could be “much higher.” ... ....