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Saint-Raphaël
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementSaint-Raphaël

Saint-Raphaël (also Saint-Raphael) is a city and municipality in Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement, Nord Department, Haiti. It is the seat of Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement.

Saint-Raphaël is located at the intersection of Route 307 and National Route 3 between Cap-Haïtien and Hinche.[1]

In plantations in Saint-Raphael, workers harvest green, bitter oranges, quarter them and then separate the peel from the pulp by hand. The peels are dried in the sun and then shipped to France where they are macerated, distilled and blended with other ingredients to produce the world-famous liqueurs Grand Marnier and Cointreau manufactured by the French companies, Société des Produits Marnier-Lapostolle and Rémy Cointreau.

Notes

  1. Miller, Debra et al. (eds.) (2005) "Haiti" Caribbean Islands (4th ed.) Lonely Plant, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, p. 244, ISBN 1-74104-055-8