|Founded by||José de Guzmán y Meléndez, Viscount of San Rafael de la Angostura|
Saint-Raphaël (also Saint-Raphael; in Spanish: San Rafael de la Angostura) is a city and municipality in Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement, Nord Department, Haiti. It is the seat of Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement.
In plantations in Saint-Raphael, workers harvest green, bitter oranges, quarter them and then separate the peel from the pulp by hand. The peels are dried in the sun and then shipped to France where they are macerated, distilled and blended with other ingredients to produce the world-famous liqueurs Grand Marnier and Cointreau manufactured by the French companies, Société des Produits Marnier-Lapostolle and Rémy Cointreau.
It was founded as San Rafael de La Angostura in 1761 by Canary Island colonists, mostly from Gran Canaria, although some important canaries came from the nearby town of Hinche. Its population increased somewhat significantly, reaching to take into 1783, 1,079 inhabitants. The 1929 treaty and the clarifications in the 1936 revision were based partially on the idea that the county, whose citizens constituted the majority in an area, should be given jurisdiction for that area. The end result of these negotiations was that the Dominican government gave up rights to a significant amount of territory.
References and notes
- Miller, Debra et al. (eds.) (2005) "Haiti" Caribbean Islands (4th ed.) Lonely Plant, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, p. 244, ISBN 1-74104-055-8
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