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Computer generated aerial view of the arrondissement

Port-au-Prince (Creole: Pòtoprens) is an arrondissement in the Ouest Department of Haiti. It has 2,109,516 inhabitants[1]. Postal codes in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement start with the number 61.


Carrefour, Cité Soleil, Delmas, Port-au-Prince, in relation to one another

The arondissement consists of the following communes:


Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, Pétionville, in relation to each other, areas of heavy 12 January 2010 quake damage are highlighted

2010 7.0 Earthquake

Downtown Port-au-Prince after the quake

On 12 January 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck in the arrondissement, the largest in Haiti in two centuries. [2] The city of Port-au-Prince suffered much damage, and estimates of upwards of 50,000 deaths, with many facilities destroyed.[3] In Pétionville, the earthquake collapsed a hospital in the city. [4] In Carrefour, half of the buildings were destroyed in the worst-affected areas.[5] Roughly half the structures were destroyed in Gressier.[5]


  1. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI), 7 August 2003.
  2. CNN News Morning, 13 January 2010
  3. CNN, "The Situation Room", 15 January 2010
  4. "Haitian Earthquake Causes Hospital Collapse". The New York Times. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010.[dead link]
  5. 5.0 5.1 ABC News, 'Haiti Disaster Like "No Other"', AFP, Lisa Millar, 17 January 2010 (accessed 17 January 2010)

See also

Coordinates: 18°30′39″N 72°38′02″E / 18.51083°N 72.63389°E / 18.51083; 72.63389

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