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'''Gonaïves''' is a coastal city in northern [[Haiti]], located 150 km (93 miles) Northwest of [[Port-au-Prince]]. It is the capital of the Artibonite department. Gonaïves is also known as Haiti's City of Independence because it was there that [[Jean-Jacques Dessalines]] declared Haiti, the former [[Saint-Domingue]], independent from France on [[January 1]], [[1804]] by reading the [[Act of Independence]], drafted by [[Boisrond Tonnerre]], on the Place d'Armes of the town.
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[[image:gonaives_locomotive.jpg|right|thumb|280px|Railway in '''Gonaïves'''.]]'''Gonaïves''' is a coastal city in northern [[Haiti]], located 150 km (93 miles) Northwest of [[Port-au-Prince]]. It is the capital of the Artibonite department. Gonaïves is also known as Haiti's City of Independence because it was there that [[Jean-Jacques Dessalines]] declared Haiti, the former [[Saint-Domingue]], independent from France on [[January 1]], [[1804]] by reading the [[Act of Independence]], drafted by [[Boisrond Tonnerre]], on the Place d'Armes of the town.
  
 
[[Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité]], the wife of [[Jean-Jacques Dessalines]] died here in August of 1858.
 
[[Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité]], the wife of [[Jean-Jacques Dessalines]] died here in August of 1858.

Revision as of 13:14, 9 May 2006

Railway in Gonaïves.
Gonaïves is a coastal city in northern Haiti, located 150 km (93 miles) Northwest of Port-au-Prince. It is the capital of the Artibonite department. Gonaïves is also known as Haiti's City of Independence because it was there that Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti, the former Saint-Domingue, independent from France on January 1, 1804 by reading the Act of Independence, drafted by Boisrond Tonnerre, on the Place d'Armes of the town.

Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité, the wife of Jean-Jacques Dessalines died here in August of 1858.

The Gulf of Gonaïves is named after the town.

See also

References

  • Gonaïves. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America, edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. [1]. [accessed March 11, 2006].