Gonaïves facts for kids
|Nickname(s): La Cité de l'Indépendance
The City of Independence
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
The city is on the coast of the Gonaïve Bay, on the northeast of the Gulf of Gonâve, about 171 km north of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. It is also the chief town of an arrondissement (a part of a department) with the same name. The arrondissement has three communes (a commune is like a municipality): Gonaïves, Ennery and Estère.
In 1802, the Battle of Ravine-à-Couleuvres, an important battle of the Haitian Revolution, was fought near Gonaïves.
Floods produced by rains from tropical storms and hurricanes devastated the city and many people died in September 2004 (Hurricane Jeanne), and again four years later, in August-September 2008 (Hurricane Hanna).
Gonaïves is an important commercial centre. The agricultural products of the region (coffee, cotton, sugar and bananas) are sent to other countries and other parts of Haiti from the harbor of the city.
- Radio Explosion FM
- Radio Continentale FM
- Radio Independence
- Radio Kiss FM
- Radio Mega Max FM
- Radio Provinciale FM
- Radio Pyramide FM
- Radio Trans-Artibonite
- Radio Gonaives FM
- Radio Etincelle FM
- Radio Trans Atlantique F.M
- Haïti Référence: Perfil de la ville de Gonaïves - Information on Gonaïves (French text).
|Department capitals of Haiti|
|Cap-Haïtien • Fort-Liberté • Gonaïves • Hinche • Jacmel • Jérémie • Les Cayes • Miragoâne • Port-au-Prince • Port-de-Paix|
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