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Cap-Haïtien Destination Guide

Delve into Cap-Haïtien in Haiti

Cap-Haïtien in the region of Nord with its 134,815 residents is a city in Haiti - some 85 mi or ( 136 km ) North of Port-au-Prince , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Cap-Haïtien

Current time in Cap-Haïtien is now 05:32 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " America/Port-au-Prince " with a UTC offset of -4 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros, San Juan de la Maguana, Salvaleón de Higüey, and Sabaneta. While being here, make sure to check out Santo Domingo . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightseeing spots and facts in Cap-Haïtien ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Cap Haitien, Haiti

1:24 min by yachtwrite
Views: 35247 Rating: 5.00 for details on 'Sailing Haiti..." The music is a Haitian folk song from my music CD 'Ethnic Music' which you can get at The photos are a panorama of the sea port of C ..

Aeroport CAP-HAITIEN en Construction - Haiti

6:31 min by jwetPouOu
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Finalment L'aeroport du Cap-haitien est en construction, Les Cayes et Jacmel seront parmis les Aeroport International du Pays. ..

Cap-Haitien 2011

5:12 min by Dave Hotstream
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Some video from a week in Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second largest city, after a medical mission with two friends from the Peace Corps. Music is "Throw Down Your Heart" by Bela Fleck. ..

Cap Haitien, Haiti slideshow

5:36 min by ReeltorProductions
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In Jan 2009 I travelled to Cap Haitien, Haiti with Hamilton's Joy and Hope of Haiti in conjunction with running boutiques The Runners Den and Running Free. The goal was to document a 10k race event ho ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Justinien University Hospital

L'Hôpital Universitaire Justinien is the main hospital in the second largest city in Haiti, Cap-Haïtien. It is located close to the center of the city near the Place d'Armes Cathedral. The hospital is named after Justinien Etienne, a local magistrate who spearheaded and oversaw the construction of the hospital. Justinien Hospital began as a hospice in 1890 and was later transformed into a hospital in 1920 during the United States occupation in Haiti.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 19.76 -72.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Artibonite Department, Hospitals in Haiti, Nord Department (Haiti)

Parc St. Victor

Parc St. Victor is a football stadium in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. It is the home stadium of AS Capoise and Zénith of the Ligue Haïtienne. The stadium holds 7,500 spectators.

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Located at 19.75 -72.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Football venues in Haiti


Cap-Haïtien (Okap or Kapayisyen in Kréyòl) is a city of about 190,000 people on the north coast of Haiti and capital of the Department of Nord. Previously, named as Cap-Français, Cap-Henri, and le Cap, it was an important city during the colonial period, serving as the capital of the French Colony of Saint-Domingue from the city`s formal foundation in 1711 until 1770 when the capital was moved to Port-au-Prince.

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Located at 19.75 -72.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Communes of Haiti, Nord Department (Haiti), Populated places in Haiti

Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement

Cap-Haïtien is an arrondissement in the Nord Department of Haiti. It has 240,708 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement start with the number 11.

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Located at 19.75 -72.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Arrondissements of Haiti, Nord Department (Haiti)

1842 Cap-Haitien earthquake

The 1842 Cap-Haitien earthquake occurred at 17:00 local time on 7 May. It had an estimated magnitude of 8.1 on the surface wave magnitude scale and triggered a destructive tsunami. It badly affected the northern coast of Haiti and what is now the Dominican Republic. Port-de-Paix suffered the greatest damage from both earthquake and tsunami. Approximately 5,000 people were killed by the effects of the earthquake shaking and another 300 by the tsunami.

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Located at 19.75 -72.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 1842 earthquakes, 1842 in Haiti, Earthquakes in Haiti


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