Haitian Creole: Miragwàn
|Grand Mayor||Pierre Prophete|
|• Total||185.87 km2 (71.76 sq mi)|
|• Total||56,864 |
|Postal Code||HT 7410|
Miragoâne (Haitian Creole: Miragwàn) is a coastal town in western Haïti and the capital of the Nippes Department. It is also the headquarters of the Miragoâne Arrondissement. It is regarded as one of the major ports in the trade in used goods. Bales of used clothing, shoes, appliances and used cars arrive at the port from Miami and other U.S. cities. Local merchants in the informal sector buy boxes and bales of used goods to sort and resell them in street markets. Inexpensive merchandise is thus dispersed around Haiti.
The port was used by Reynolds Metals aluminum for export of bauxite which was mined inland between the 1960s and 1980s. It is now the site of a collaboration between Max Hardberger and the Bigio family for further port development.
- "Population totale, par sexe et population de 18 ans et plus estimées en 2009, au niveau des différentes unités géographiques" [Total population, by sex and population over 18, 2009 estimate, broken down by geographic unit] (in French). Haitian Institute for Statistics and Information (IHSI). March 2009. Retrieved 18 Mar 2013.
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