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15 Popular Facts about Port-au-Prince

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 15 interesting facts about Port-au-Prince!

Geographical stats…

  1. Port-au-Prince is the capital city of Haiti.
  2. The total land area of Port-au-Prince is 61 square miles (158 square kilometres)…
  3. …that’s slightly smaller than Sheffield.
  4. Port-au-Prince’s population was 2,440,000 in 2015…
  5. …that’s around 3.5 times the population of Sheffield!
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  1. That gives it a population density of around 40,000 residents per square mile.
  2. A whopping 25% of Haitians live in Port-au-Prince.
  3. Port-au-Prince is located 144 ft above sea level.
  4. Residents of Port-au-Prince are known as Haitians.
  5. Haitians living in Port-au-Prince enjoy a tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 28°C.
  1. Looking to fly yourself to Port-au-Prince? You’ll need the coordinates of 18.5333° N, 72.3333° W.
  2. Make sure you visit Musee du Pantheon National Haitien if you’re in Port-au-Prince; it’s a national museum, where you can see a range of artefacts from Haiti’s rich history.
interesting facts about Port-Au-Prince

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Port-au-Prince are French and Haitian Creole.
  2. Haitian Gourde is the official currency here.
  3. Haiti welcomed 295,000 tourists into the country in 2012, many of which visit Port-au-Prince for its stunning beaches, colourful homes and vibrant culture.

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