Cazale

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Cazale
Village
Cazale is located in Haiti
Cazale
Cazale
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°48′05″N 72°23′01″W / 18.80139°N 72.38361°W / 18.80139; -72.38361Coordinates: 18°48′05″N 72°23′01″W / 18.80139°N 72.38361°W / 18.80139; -72.38361
Country  Haiti
Department Ouest
Arrondissement Arcahaie
Elevation 411 m (1,348 ft)
Population
 • Total 43,943
Time zone UTC (UTC-5)

Cazale (also spelled Cazales or Casale), is a village in Haiti. It is located in a mountainous region more than 70 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, the capital. It is the main population center of the Polish community in Haiti, called La Pologne (Poland). The name Cazale may have originated as kay Zalewski, meaning "home of Zalewski" (a popular Polish surname). The village is populated by descendents of Polish soldiers sent by Napolean in 1802.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "200 years away from home Polish descendants in Haiti". Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Arthur, Charles (2007). Haiti: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. New York: Interlink Books. p. 7. ISBN 1566563593.