Léogâne

What is Léogâne known for?


club

to explore the exotic flora and fauna in Léogâne is on foot. Ayiti (Haiti), which was the native name given to the entire island of Hispaniola to mean, "Land of high mountains", has many mountains. Ten of the thirteen communal sections of Léogâne are located in the mountains which covers more than 25,000 acres of mountainous region. thumb left Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC) (File:Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC).jpg) Hiking is quite a popular activity in Léogâne among visitors

. With the success of Mountain Bike Ayiti (MTB Ayiti) an event hosted by the Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC) in 2013, Léogâne has become a location adventure tourism. Léogâne is also a home to thousands of local plants and natural species. The rehabilitation of natural grottoes such as the grotto Belloc, Anacaona, and Fond d'Oie can offer visitors a unique experience

: www.haitilibre.com en news-8245-haiti-culture-rara-festival-2013-in-leogane.html accessdate 2013 agency Haiti news; the haitian people's voice publisher haitilibre.com Sport Léogâne is well known for being a city of sport. It is home to five major league sports teams: the Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC), Cavaly Association Sportive Club (CASPORT), League Basketball Léogânaise (LBL), the Valencia Football Club (VFC), and the Anacaona Football Club (AFC). Léogâne Cycling Club Léogâne


Maracas

. 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


natural species

. With the success of Mountain Bike Ayiti (MTB Ayiti) an event hosted by the Léogâne Cycling Club (LCC) in 2013, Léogâne has become a location adventure tourism. Léogâne is also a home to thousands of local plants and natural species. The rehabilitation of natural grottoes such as the grotto Belloc, Anacaona, and Fond d'Oie can offer visitors a unique experience


great power

was rising toward great power status in Europe. Captured from Spain in 1655, the island of Jamaica had been taken over by England and its chief settlement of Port Royal had become a new English buccaneer haven in the midst of the Spanish Empire. Jamaica was slowly transformed, along with Saint Kitts, into the heart of the English presence in the Caribbean. At the same time the French Lesser Antilles colonies of Guadeloupe and Martinique remained the main centers of French power in the Caribbean, as well as among the richest French possessions because of their increasingly profitable sugar plantations. The French also maintained privateering strongholds around western Hispaniola, at their traditional pirate port of Tortuga (Tortuga (Haiti)), and their Hispaniolan capital of Petit-Goâve. The French further expanded their settlements on the western half of Hispaniola and founded Léogâne and Port-de-Paix, even as sugar plantations became the primary industry for the French colonies of the Caribbean. - 1799 12 January The generals of the colony - Toussaint, André Rigaud, Bauvais, and Laplume - met in Port-au-Prince and named Toussaint the lead commander. Rigaud surrendered control of the southern cities of Léogâne, Grand-Goâve, Petit-Goâve, and Miragoâne. '''Jean-Jacques Pierre''' (born 23 January 1981 in Léogâne) is a Haitian footballer (Association football) currently playing as a central defender (Defender (association football)#Centre back) for Greek Superleague side Panionios (Panionios G.S.S.). DATE OF BIRTH 23 January 1981 PLACE OF BIRTH Léogâne, Haiti DATE OF DEATH She was born Simone Ovide in about 1913 near the Haitian town of Léogâne, the illegitimate daughter of a mulatto merchant and writer, Jules Faine, and Célie Ovide, one of the maids in his household. At an early age her mother gave her up, and she spent much of her childhood in an orphanage in Pétionville, an exclusive suburb in the hills above Port-au-Prince. The orphans were encouraged to acquire vocational skills and Simone Ovide was trained as a nurse's aide. While working as a nurse she met a young doctor named François Duvalier. The couple was married on December 27, 1939, and had four children: Marie Denise, Nicole, Simone, and Jean-Claude, their only son. 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.


powerful voice

, 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


popular hit

. 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 popularhit” songs. And Rara is played enthusiastically in the summertime, in major cities throughout North America: In Miami, New York, Havana, Boston, and Montreal. For many Haitians in the Diaspora, playing or dancing Rara delivers the special ambience of Haiti. It is a taste of home. Rara has evolved into an important contributor to the local economy. Rara season stimulate commercial activity and are significant generators of revenue within key sectors of the economy, particularly cultural industries, tourism and hospitality. Rara season attract positive media attention, and provide the basis upon which strong destination branding can be built. Above all, Rara season draw overwhelming numbers of visitors to Léogâne at specific times of the year. The net result has been the growth of rara-driven festival tourism that has created an alternative and sustainable source of tourist revenue for the city. 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.


art arts

) 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 the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. Léogâne has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts (Haitian art), music (Haitian music), literature (Haitian literature), Haitian cuisine cuisine


fishing fishing

Citations * "Leogane". ''The Columbia Gazetteer of North America'', edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.. Retrieved 21 June 2006 *


school field

. 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. (primary source) The NGOs Heart to Heart International and Médecins Sans Frontières were providing medical aid at clinical sites in the area. 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

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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