Haiti, in the West Indies, occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. About the size of Maryland, Haiti is two-thirds mountainous, with the rest of the country marked by great valleys, extensive plateaus, and small plains.

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  • Verrettes (French pronunciation: ​[vɛʁɛt]; Haitian Creole: Vèrèt) is a commune in the Saint-Marc Arrondissement, in the Artibonite department of Haiti It is located approximately 58 km north of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and has 48,724 inhabitants Settlements DesJardins Deschapelles Borel Désarmes Bastien

  • Pétion-Ville is a commune and a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the hills east and separate from the city itself on the northern hills of the Massif de la Selle Founded in 1831 by president Jean-Pierre Boyer, it was named after Alexandre Sabès Pétion (1770–1818), the Haitian general and president later recognized as one of the country's four founding fathers The district is primarily a residential and touristic area

  • Port-au-Prince (; French: [pɔʁ o pʁɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens, [pɔtopɣɛ̃s]) is the capital and most populous city of Haiti The city's population was estimated at 987,311 in 2015 with the metropolitan area 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 Pétion-Ville

  • Léogâne (Haitian Creole: Leyogàn) is one of the coastal communes in Haiti It is located in the eponymous Léogâne Arrondissement, which is part of the Ouest Department The port town is located about 30 km (19 mi) west of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince

  • Arcahaie (Haitian Creole: Lakayè) is a commune in the Arcahaie Arrondissement, in the Ouest department of Haiti In 2015, the commune had 130,306 inhabitants

  • Jacmel (French pronunciation: ​[ʒakmɛl]; Haitian Creole: Jakmèl) is a commune in southern Haiti founded by the Spanish in 1504 and repopulated by the French in 1698 It is the capital of the department of Sud-Est, 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Port-au-Prince across the Tiburon Peninsula, and has an estimated population of 40,000, while the commune of Jacmel had a population of 137,966 at the 2003 Census The town's name is derived from its indigenous Taíno name of Yaquimel

  • Abricots (Haitian Creole: Abriko) is a commune in the Jérémie Arrondissement, in the Grand'Anse department of Haiti Villages located within the municipality include: Abricots, Anse du Clerc, Anse Josep, L'Homond, Latitte, Louissant, Morne Bijote, Poyrette, Sajote, and Saint-Victor

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