Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 15 interesting facts about Port-au-Prince!
- Port-au-Prince is the capital city of Haiti.
- The total land area of Port-au-Prince is 61 square miles (158 square kilometres)…
- …that’s slightly smaller than Sheffield.
- Port-au-Prince’s population was 2,440,000 in 2015…
- …that’s around 3.5 times the population of Sheffield!
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- That gives it a population density of around 40,000 residents per square mile.
- A whopping 25% of Haitians live in Port-au-Prince.
- Port-au-Prince is located 144 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Port-au-Prince are known as Haitians.
- Haitians living in Port-au-Prince enjoy a tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 28°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to Port-au-Prince? You’ll need the coordinates of 18.5333° N, 72.3333° W.
- Make sure you visit Musee du Pantheon National Haitien if you’re in Port-au-Prince; it’s a national museum, where you can see a range of artefacts from Haiti’s rich history.
- The official language of Port-au-Prince are French and Haitian Creole.
- Haitian Gourde is the official currency here.
- Haiti welcomed 295,000 tourists into the country in 2012, many of which visit Port-au-Prince for its stunning beaches, colourful homes and vibrant culture.
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