Bombardopolis

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Bombardopolis
Bonbadopolis
Commune
Bombardopolis is located in Haiti
Bombardopolis
Bombardopolis
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 19°42′0″N 73°20′0″W / 19.70000°N 73.33333°W / 19.70000; -73.33333
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Department Nord-Ouest
Arrondissement Môle-Saint-Nicolas
Area
 • Total 196.51 km2 (75.87 sq mi)
Elevation 416 m (1,365 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 36,028
 • Density 183/km2 (470/sq mi)
  est. adult population only

Bombardopolis (Haitian Creole: Bonbadopolis) is a commune located in the hilly country of the Môle-Saint-Nicolas Arrondissement, in the Nord-Ouest Department.

History[edit]

Bombardopolis was founded in 1764 by German settlers with the support of the nearby Director of Môle, Mr. Fusée Aublet. A population of French Acadians and Germans who had been living in Louisiana had arrived in Môle-Saint-Nicolas; and the local government wished to separate those of German ancestry from the Acadians, judging the two cultures could not happily coexist. The new community was named after Fusée Aublet's German benefactor, Mr. de Bombarde, a wealthy financier and amateur naturalist.[2]

During the colonial period, Bombardopolis was first a parish under the administration of the Quartier du Môle-Saint-Nicolas, and then was elevated to canton status in 1797. Bombardopolis was made a commune of the Republic of Haiti in 1821, during the administration of President Jean-Pierre Boyer.[3]

Economy[edit]

The local economy is mainly based on the production of charcoal, goat farming and fishing.[citation needed]

Demography[edit]

The commune had an estimated adult population of 36,028 for the year 2015.[1]

The commune had an estimated adult population of 32,764 for the year 2009.[4]

The commune had an enumerated population of 27,360 for the year 2003.[5]

Communal Sections[edit]

Bombardopolis is subdivided into three communal sections, namely:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population totale, de 18 ans et plus menages et densites estimes en 2015" (PDF). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (in French). IHSI. March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Moreau de Saint-Méry, M.L.E. (1798). Description topographique et politique de la partie Française de l'Isle Saint-Domingue. Vol. 2. pp. 47–48. 
  3. ^ "Plan Communal de Développement de la commune de Bombardopolis 2011‐2016" (PDF). Urgence réhabilitation développement (in French). July 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Population totale, par sexe et population de 18 ans et plus estimées en 2009, au niveau des différentes unités géographiques" (PDF). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (in French). IHSI. March 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Institut Haitien de Statistique et d'Informatique". IHSI. 2003. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 

Coordinates: 19°42′N 73°20′W / 19.700°N 73.333°W / 19.700; -73.333