- a seaport in and the capital of Haiti, in the S part.
Examples from the Web for port-au-prince
Yes, there were gangs in Port-au-Prince fighting low-intensity turf wars in the slums.What Haiti Can Teach Us About the Storm
Jonathan M. Katz
October 30, 2012
But as the Associated Press correspondent in Port-au-Prince, I quickly realized that there was more to the story.United Nations Still Denies its Troops Brought Cholera to Haiti
Jonathan M. Katz
April 4, 2012
Even in Port-au-Prince, the capital of the overcentralized country, public services are unreliable at best.Invest in America Before It’s Too Late
October 3, 2011
It made one want to rush out and open a boutique in Port-au-Prince.Michel Martelly—Can He Lead?
September 21, 2011
Word quickly spread around Port-au-Prince: "The President is back."Baby Doc's Shocking Homecoming
January 17, 2011
The palace, like every other building in Port-au-Prince, consisted of one storey only.The Hour and the Man
The city of Port-au-prince, St. Domingo, destroyed by an earthquake.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology</p>
Janvier is a man who formerly lived in Port-au-Prince in the house where he was found.
The route from Port-au-Prince for two-thirds of the way is along the bay to Gonaves.
He was going up to Port-au-Prince to take his turn of duty with his regiment.Tom Cringle's Log
- the capital and chief port of Haiti, in the south on the Gulf of Gonaïves: founded in 1749 by the French; university (1944). Pop: 2 090 000 (2005 est)
- a republic occupying the W part of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean, the E part consisting of the Dominican Republic: ceded by Spain to France in 1697 and became one of the richest colonial possessions in the world, with numerous plantations; slaves rebelled under Toussaint L'Ouverture in 1793 and defeated the French; taken over by the US (1915–41) after long political and economic chaos; under the authoritarian regimes of François Duvalier ('Papa Doc') (1957–71) and his son Jean-Claude Duvalier ('Baby Doc') (1971–86); returned to civilian rule in 1990, but another coup in 1991 brought military rule, which was ended in 1994 with US intervention. Official languages: French and Haitian creole. Religions: Roman Catholic and voodoo. Currency: gourde. Capital: Port-au-Prince. Pop: 9 893 934 (2013 est). Area: 27 749 sq km (10 714 sq miles)
- a former name for Hispaniola
Word Origin and History for port-au-prince
from Arawak haiti "land of mountains," and probably originally the name of the whole island.