Morne-à-Chandelle

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Morne-à-Chandelle
Village
Morne-à-Chandelle is located in Haiti
Morne-à-Chandelle
Morne-à-Chandelle
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°50′1″N 72°51′9″W / 18.83361°N 72.85250°W / 18.83361; -72.85250Coordinates: 18°50′1″N 72°51′9″W / 18.83361°N 72.85250°W / 18.83361; -72.85250
Country  Haiti
Department Ouest
Arrondissement La Gonâve
Time zone UTC (UTC-5)

Morne-à-Chandelle is a village in the Ouest Department of Haiti, on the southern side of the Gulf of Gonâve. It is located 7.7 miles (12.4 km) east of Léogâne.

History[edit]

The village was nearly over the epicenter of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and consequently experienced much damage.[1]

The only building that remained standing after the 2010 earthquake was the kindergarten. At least 54 people were killed, including 50 children.[2]

Education[edit]

The village has parochial elementary schools, including St. Michael the Archangel. There are about 1,300 children in school.[3] These are privately funded community schools operating with the approval of the Ministry of Education. They are under the guidance of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osbourne, Karen (29 January – 11 February 2010). "Sister:"The cost of everything shoots up-rice, beans"". Orlando, Florida: The Florida Catholic. p. A3. 
  2. ^ Loafman, Mary Ann and Jim (5 February 2010). "Haiti Earthquake Report". Florida: Hearts out to Haiti. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Tragedy hits our three sister parishes in Haiti". Florida: Holy Name of Jesus. 24 January 2010. p. 5. 

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