Port-au-Prince (Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens) is an arrondissement in the Ouest Department of Haiti. It has 2,109,516 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement start with the number 61.
The arondissement consists of the following communes:
2010 7.0 Earthquake
On 12 January 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck in the arrondissement, the largest in Haiti in two centuries. The city of Port-au-Prince suffered much damage, and estimates of upwards of 50,000 deaths, with many facilities destroyed. In Pétionville, the earthquake collapsed a hospital in the city. In Carrefour, half of the buildings were destroyed in the worst-affected areas. Roughly half the structures were destroyed in Gressier.
- Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI), 7 August 2003.
- CNN News Morning, 13 January 2010
- CNN, "The Situation Room", 15 January 2010
- "Haitian Earthquake Causes Hospital Collapse". The New York Times. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010.[dead link]
- ABC News, 'Haiti Disaster Like "No Other"', AFP, Lisa Millar, 17 January 2010 (accessed 17 January 2010)
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