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[[image:port_de_paix_area_map.jpg|right|thumb|420px|Map of La Tortue and the area of Port-de-Paix.]]'''Ile de la Tortue''' - (also ''La Tortue'', English: ''Tortuga Island'') (transl.''Turtle Island'') is located north 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 fled to the island to escape the conflict and a [[yellow fever epidemic]].
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[[image:port_de_paix_area_map.jpg|right|thumb|420px|Map of '''La Tortue''' and the area of Port-de-Paix.]]'''Ile de la Tortue''' - (also ''La Tortue'', [[Kreyòl]]: ''Totu''; English: ''Tortuga Island'') (transl.''Turtle Island'') is located north 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 fled to the island to escape the conflict and a [[yellow fever epidemic]].
  
 
Together with Ille de la Gonave, La Tortue belongs to Haiti's main offshore territories, it is seperated from mainland Haiti by the Canal de la Tortue.
 
Together with Ille de la Gonave, La Tortue belongs to Haiti's main offshore territories, it is seperated from mainland Haiti by the Canal de la Tortue.
  
 
[[Category: Places of the Haitian Revolution|Tortue, Ile de la]]
 
[[Category: Places of the Haitian Revolution|Tortue, Ile de la]]

Revision as of 12:00, 15 May 2006

Map of La Tortue and the area of Port-de-Paix.
Ile de la Tortue - (also La Tortue, Kreyòl: Totu; English: Tortuga Island) (transl.Turtle Island) is located north 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 fled to the island to escape the conflict and a yellow fever epidemic.

Together with Ille de la Gonave, La Tortue belongs to Haiti's main offshore territories, it is seperated from mainland Haiti by the Canal de la Tortue.