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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Port-au-Prince (Pòtoprens), Haiti

Cité Soleil
Cité Soleil (sun city) a slum area in Port-au-Prince, the shacks are built on a rubbish dump. Image: Thomas Black

About Port-au-Prince

Satellite view is showing Port-au-Prince, chief port, largest city and the national capital of an impoverished Haiti, located on the west coast of the island of Hispaniola at a bay of the Gulf of Gonave. The city was founded by the French in 1749, it became the capital of the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1770 and remained its capital when country gained independence and was renamed Haiti in 1804. Official languages are French and Haitian Creole.

On 12 January 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, many aftershocks followed and left the Haitian capital in a shambles and half of the city's population displaced.
Port-au-Prince has a population of estimated 1.2 million inhabitants and more than 2.5 to 3 million live in its metropolitan area, including the rapid growing slums on the hillsides above the city, like the neighborhoods of Carrefour, Martissant, Bel Air, or Cité Soleil , an extremely impoverished and densely populated commune built on a rubbish dump, originally developed as a shanty town, it grew to a slum with estimated 200,000 to 400,000 residents. And the slums of the capital will grow larger, if neighboring Dominican Republic begins enforcing new legislation which deports any foreign-born worker, most of them Haitians, hundreds of thousands of migrant workers now face deportation.

The map shows a city map of Port-au-Prince with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Toussaint Louverture International Airport (IATA code: PAP).

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Local Time Port-au-Prince:
Monday-November-30 2015  06:34  
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC/GMT -5 hours
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC/GMT -4 hours
(mid March - beginning November)
φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti

City Coordinates: 18°32′N 72°20′W
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Other Cities (Islands) in the Caribbean:
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe), Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Bridgetown (Barbados), Castries (Saint Lucia), Charlotte Amalie (US Virgin Islands), Fort-de-France (Martinique), Hamilton (Bermuda), Havana (Cuba), Kingston (Jamaica), Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), Nassau (Bahamas), Oranjestad (Aruba), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Port-of-Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), Roseau (Dominica), Saint George's (Grenada), Saint John's (Antigua and Barbuda), Saint Martin (Sint Maarten), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), The Valley (Anguilla), Willemstad (Curaçao)

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