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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.
The Gulf of Gonaïves is named after the town.
- Toussaint Louverture letter to Jean-Jacques Dessalines - Letter by Toussaint Louverture written on February 8, 1802 in Gonaïves, the Toussaint's headquarter.
- Gonaïves. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America, edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. . [accessed March 11, 2006].