Kenscoff

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Kenscoff
Kenscoff is located in Haiti
Kenscoff
Kenscoff
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°27′2″N 72°17′13″W / 18.45056°N 72.28694°W / 18.45056; -72.28694
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Department Ouest
Arrondissement Port-au-Prince
Area
 • Total 202.76 km2 (78.29 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 52,232
 • Density 258/km2 (670/sq mi)

Kenscoff is a town in the Ouest Department of Haiti, located in mountainous country some 10 kilometres to the southeast of the capital Port-au-Prince. The altitude is approximately 1500 meters. Because of its altitude, the temperature is on average cooler than the capital and during winter months it can become quite cold; cold enough to warrant a sweater or a jacket. It has a population of around 52,200. The town is a quiet yet vibrant community that, despite its small size, has a rather vivid nightlife. Because of the concentration of some nocturnal social establishments, the so-called nightlife has started to increase and a large percentage of Haiti's frequently wealthier mixed population is present.

The weekly market is the destination for many rural farmers who may walk for 8 hours over the mountains from Seguin to sell vegetables. After selling vegetables they buy seeds and/or fertilizer and walk back 20 kilometers. Sometimes, people from Kenscoff take public transportation to Pétionville at 4 am to sell their vegetables there.

Kenscoff is the home of the Baptist Haiti Mission and Hospital De Fermathe.

Coordinates: 18°27′N 72°17′W / 18.450°N 72.283°W / 18.450; -72.283