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Dessalines

Desalin
Jean-Jacques Dessalines Death and Legacy statue.jpg
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
DepartmentArtibonite
ArrondissementDessalines
Area
 • Total459 km2 (177 sq mi)
Population
 (7 August 2003)[1]
 • Total127,529
 • Density278/km2 (720/sq mi)
  1. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)

Dessalines (Haitian Creole: Desalin) is a town in the Artibonite Department of Haiti. It is named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of independent Haiti. This Town is the Fist Black Capital in the World.

In 1804 The First Black Free Country has born. And Marchand Dessalines, became the Capital of the new Country. Jean-Jacques Dessalines loved so much this town. Most of the fortifications are still in good condition.


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