Port-au-Prince <<pawrt oh PRIHNS>> is the capital and largest city of Haiti. It is on Haiti’s southwest coast, on the Gulf of Gonave. In 2010, a powerful earthquake struck southern Haiti and destroyed most of Port-au-Prince.

French planters founded Port-au-Prince in 1749. In 1804, Port-au-Prince became the capital of the new nation of Haiti.Since then, the city has been the site of a number of political disturbances. It has also been damaged by a number of earthquakes, hurricanes, and tropical storms.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>