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Population, Political Divisions and Principal Cities

Gonaives, principal port, Cap-Haitien, Cayes, communes

Haiti is divided into nine departments, each of which is subdivided into the more politically important arrondissements and communes. Port-au-Prince (population, 1995 estimate, 1,461,000) is the only modern city and the country’s capital and principal port. Other cities and towns include Cap-Haitien (92,122), an export center and seaport; Les Cayes (45,904), an important coffee export center and seaport; and Gonaives (63,291) a seaport in western Haiti.



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Gonaives, principal port, Cap-Haitien, Cayes, communes, Port-au-Prince, modern city, seaport, towns, population, cities, estimate, departments

 
 

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