Limonade

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Limonade
Limonad
Municipality
Limonade is located in Haiti
Limonade
Limonade
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 19°40′0″N 72°7′0″W / 19.66667°N 72.11667°W / 19.66667; -72.11667Coordinates: 19°40′0″N 72°7′0″W / 19.66667°N 72.11667°W / 19.66667; -72.11667
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Department Nord
Arrondissement Cap-Haïtien
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
Population (7 August 2003)[1]
 • Total 69,256
A view of the town of Limonade, Haiti in April 2013

Limonade (Creole: Limonad) is a municipality in the Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement, in the Nord Department of Haiti. It has 69,256 inhabitants. Christopher Columbus and his crew celebrated the first Christmas in the Americas at Limonade in 1492.[2] Limonade is also the city in which François Capois, a renowned hero of the Haitian Revolution, died. Sonje Ayiti is a notable NGO that currently works in Limonade and maintains a website honoring the historic community.

In 2012, a new university built by the Dominican Republic was finished near the town, Université Roi Henri Christophe, part of the University of Haiti.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)
  2. ^ [1], www.limonadehaiti.com
  3. ^ http://www.caribjournal.com/2012/09/22/haiti-officially-opens-roi-henri-christophe-campus-in-limonade/