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'''Ile de la Tortue - also La Tortue''' (transl. Turtle Island) is located nort of Port de Paix and belongs to Haiti. Pirates active in the Caribbean sea started using the island as a base around 1600.
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'''Ile de la Tortue - also La Tortue''' (transl. Turtle Island) is located nort of Port de Paix and belongs to Haiti. Pirates active in the Caribbean sea started using the island as a base around 1600. In [[1802]], two years before the final victory of the Haitian revolution, many French flee to the island to escape the conflict and a [[yellow fever epidemic]].
  
 
Together with Ille de la Gonave, La Tortue belongs to Haitii's main offshore territories.
 
Together with Ille de la Gonave, La Tortue belongs to Haitii's main offshore territories.
  
 
[[Category: Places of the Haitian Revolution]]
 
[[Category: Places of the Haitian Revolution]]

Revision as of 18:18, 24 September 2005

Ile de la Tortue - also La Tortue (transl. Turtle Island) is located nort of Port de Paix and belongs to Haiti. Pirates active in the Caribbean sea started using the island as a base around 1600. In 1802, two years before the final victory of the Haitian revolution, many French flee to the island to escape the conflict and a yellow fever epidemic.

Together with Ille de la Gonave, La Tortue belongs to Haitii's main offshore territories.