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Port-au-Prince

 (pôrt′ō-prĭns′, pôr′tō-prăNs′)
The capital and largest city of Haiti, in the southwest part of the country on an arm of the Caribbean Sea. Founded by French sugar planters in 1749, it became the colonial capital in 1770 and the capital of independent Haiti in 1804. The city was devastated by a powerful earthquake in 2010.

Port-au-Prince

(ˈpɔːtəʊˈprɪns; French pɔrtoprɛ̃s)
n
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Haiti, in the south on the Gulf of Gonaïves: founded in 1749 by the French; university (1944). Pop: 2 090 000 (2005 est)

Port-au-Prince

(ˌpɔrt oʊˈprɪns, ˌpoʊrt-; Fr. pɔr toʊˈprɛ̃s)

n.
the capital of Haiti, in the S part. 763,188.
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Noun1.Port-au-Prince - the capital and largest city of HaitiPort-au-Prince - the capital and largest city of Haiti
Haiti, Republic of Haiti - a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere
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