Gonaïves (gōnäēv´), city (1995 est. pop. 59,000), W Haiti, a port on the Gulf of Gonaïves and capital of Artibonite dept. The region's agricultural products (including coffee, cotton, sugar, and bananas) are exported from the city's natural harbor. Gonaïves is also an important commercial center. In 1804, Haiti's independence was proclaimed there. Flooding from heavy rains from tropical storms and hurricanes devastated the city in Sept., 2004, and again in Aug.–Sept, 2008.
More From encyclopedia.com
Colon (panama) , Colón, city (1990 pop. 140,908), Panama, at the Caribbean end of the Panama Canal. Colón, the second largest city in Panama, was surrounded by, but n… Antananarivo , Antananarivo (äntänänärē´vō) or Tananarive (tänänärēv´), city (1993 pop. 675,669), capital of Madagascar. Antananarivo is Madagascar's largest city a… Vyatka , Vyatka (formerly Kirov) City and river port on the w bank of the Vyatka River, w Russia; capital of Kirov region. Founded as Khlynov in 1174, it was… Dhaka , Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka •alpaca, attacker, backer, clacker, claqueur, cracker, Dhaka, hacker, Hakka, knacker, lacquer, maraca, paca, packer, sifaka, slacke… Abidjan , Abidjan Abidjan (ăbĬjän´), city (1995 pop. 2,793,000), former capital of Côte d'Ivoire, a port on the Ébrié Lagoon (an arm of the Gulf of Guinea). Ab… Nampo , Nampo (näm´pô), formerly Chinnampo (chĬn-näm´pô), city (1993 pop. 731,448), W North Korea, on Korea Bay (or West Korea Bay). It is the port city for…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like