Léogâne

What is Léogâne known for?


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west of Port-au-Prince (w:Port-au-Prince), the capital of Haiti (Haiti). More than 100 aftershocks have been registered since that earthquake. The United Nations reported that the earthquake has caused more than 225,000 deaths, a number which is expected to rise.


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) is a seaside commune (List of communes of Haiti) in Ouest Department, Haïti. It is located in the eponymous arrondissement (arrondissements of Haiti), the Léogâne Arrondissement. The port town is located about west of Port-au-Prince (w:Port-au-Prince), the capital of Haiti (Haiti). More than 100 aftershocks have been registered since that earthquake. The United Nations reported that the earthquake has caused more than 225,000 deaths, a number which is expected to rise.


popular cultural

. Rara Léogâne is the bastion of Rara, a rural festival that quickly emerge as the most popular cultural of Haitian heritage. The phenomenon of Rara is at once a season, a festival, a genre of music, a religious ritual, a form of dance, and sometimes a technique of political protest (Politics). Rara season starts along with Carnival (Haitian Carnival), and keeps going through Lent, culminating on Easter week. Local Rara societies form musical parading bands that walk for miles


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. Rara Léogâne is the bastion of Rara, a rural festival that quickly emerge as the most popular cultural of Haitian heritage. The phenomenon of Rara is at once a season, a festival, a genre of music, a religious ritual, a form of dance, and sometimes a technique of political protest (Politics). Rara season starts along with Carnival (Haitian Carnival), and keeps going through Lent, culminating on Easter week. Local Rara societies form musical parading bands that walk for miles

. The genre was imported to the Dominican Republic and is now an integral part of the Afro-Dominican music scene, where it is known colloquially as Gaga. This is an old festival, dating back to colonial times and before that in Western and Central Africa. The genre though predominantly Afro-based has some Taino Amerindian elements to it such as the use of güiros and maracas. Its songs and melodies have been passed down for generations, so they are all popular “hit” songs. And Rara


nursing

, refusing to surrender to the U.S. troops without a fight. Afterwards he returned to his native town of Hinche and began leading the ''Cacos'' against the occupation forces. Since 2005 (prior to the 12 January 2010 earthquake (2010 Haiti earthquake)) the city has had an Episcopalian nursing school, Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l'Université Épiscopale d'Haïti à Léogâne. There was also a hospital run by the Episcopalian Diocese, with Presbyterian missionary collaboration; ''Hopital

; ref The missionaries of World Wide Village, set up outpatient clinics beside the Japanese Red Cross at the nursing school in Léogâne within days after the earthquake

. Volunteer medical personal together with teams of volunteer surgeons from World Wide Village and the University of Notre Dame, have seen and treated thousands of patients. World Wide Village brought in a Field Hospital which began full operation in Late February 2010, the new, "Hospital St. Croix". World Wide Village and the University of Notre Dame continue to send teams to the nursing school field hospital to meet ongoing health care needs in Léogâne. http


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-Prince with Les Cayes via Léogâne and Petit-Goâve. thumb A "tap tap" bus, used for public transportation in Haiti (Image:Tap tap public transportation Haiti.jpg) Haiti has two main highways that run from one end of the country to the other. The northern highway, Route Nationale #1 (National Highway One), originates in Port-au-Prince, winding through the coastal towns of Montrouis and Gonaïves, before reaching its terminus at the northern port Cap-Haïtien


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The centerpiece of the city was the now-destroyed Roman Catholic ''Sainte Rose de Lima Church''.

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work on building a hospital. On 27 February 2010, 190 South Korean Peacekeepers left home for deployment in Léogâne.


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-Goâve and Léogâne vied for this honor, but both were eventually ruled out, for various reasons. thumb right Colonial mansion in Port-au-Prince, 18th century. (File:HabitationSaintDomingue.jpg)First of all, neither was centrally located. Petit-Goâve's climate was too malarial, and Léogane's topography made it difficult to defend. Thus, in 1749 a new city was built: Port-au-Prince. In 2009, Aguilera became the global spokesperson for World Hunger Relief appearing in advertisements

, online campaigns and a public service announcement. Business Wire Christina Aguilera Lends Powerful Voice in Fight to End Hunger as Global Spokesperson Aguilera Raises Awareness of Hunger Issue by Appearing in PSA, Advertising, Posters July 15, 2009 Retrieved on July 15, 2009. Aguilera and her then-husband traveled to Guatemala with the World Food Programme


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lymphatic filariasis (aka elephantiasis). GOALS (Global Outreach and Love of Soccer) is a permanent sport-for-development organization in Léogâne which uses soccer to mobilize youth to improve health, the environment and local leadership. La Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l'Université Épiscopale d'Haïti à Léogâne (FSIL) is a baccalaureate (Bachelor's degree) nursing school located in Léogâne. References Citations * http


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, and architecture. It also holds importance for archaeological and ancient sites such as fort Campan, grotto Anacaona, Latounèl Gwoso and one of the most ancient windmill in the western hemisphere is located in Baussan Léogâne. The town was at the epicenter of the 12 January 2010 earthquake (2010 Haiti earthquake), and was catastrophically affected, with 80-90% of buildings damaged.

Tens of thousands neglected at quake epicenter agency Agence France Presse author Lisa Millar date 17 January 2010 accessdate 17 January 2010 It also had been destroyed in 1770 Port-au

Léogâne

'''Léogâne''' ( At the time of the arrival of the Europeans in 1492, Yaguana modern-day Léogâne was the capital of Jaragua; one of the five chiefdom on the island of Hispaniola. This province was the last independent holdout during the Spanish (Spain) conquest of Hispaniola until their leader Queen Anacaona was captured and killed by the Spaniards in 1503. The French secured legal access to 1 3 of the island from the Spanish crown by the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697 and established a city in Yaguana and renamed it Léogâne. In 1803, during the Haitian revolution Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered his men to burn the town to the ground to force out the last of the French colonists.

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