(7 August 2003)
The name of the town means "the palms" in English.
The town is in a mountainous area, on several mountain tops and within their enclosed valleys.
The village has seven parochial schools run by Notre Dame parish, an elementary and a secondary school. They 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.
There are about 6,300 children living in the community.
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