Port-au-prince Tourism

Port-au-Prince (/ËŒpÉ”Ërtoʊˈprɪns/; French pronunciation: ​[pÉ”ÊopÊɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens Haitian Creole pronunciation: [pÉ”topɣɛ̃s]) is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 987,310 in 2015 with the metropolitan area (aire métropolitaine) 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 Pétionville. The city of Port-au-Prince is on the Gulf of Gonâve: the bay on which the city lies, which acts as a natural harbor, has sustained economic activity since the civilizations of the Arawaks. It was first incorporated under French colonial rule in 1749. The city's layout is similar to that of an amphitheatre; commercial districts are near the water, while residential neighborhoods are located on the hills above. Its population is difficult to ascertain due to the rapid growth of slums in the hillsides above the city; however, recent estimates place the metropolitan area's population at around 3.7 million, nearly half of the country's national population. The city was catastrophically affected by a devastating earthquake in 2010, with large numbers of structures damaged or destroyed. Haiti's government estimated the death toll to be 230,000.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Port-au-prince, Haiti. Explore Port-au-prince travel guide before you plan your trip here. When planning a trip to Port-au-prince, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Jacmel. Attractions in Jacmel include The Citadelle, Hotel Florita, Quartier Latin. Also, to reach Port-au-prince, you'll have to take a flight to Jacmel; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Port-au-prince.

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