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Port-au-Prince – the Largest city of Haiti

Port-au-Prince – the Largest city of Haiti

Port-au-Prince, meaning Port with Prince (Potoprens in Creole, the local language) is the capital and largest city of Haiti, and literally signifies the landing of a captain in his boat called Le Prince. Located on a bay off the Gulf of La Gonave, the city’s layout resembles that of an amphitheatre; commercial districts are near […]

Santo Domingo — The Oldest City in a New World

Santo Domingo — The Oldest City in a New World

Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, was founded by Christopher Columbus’ brother, Bartholomew, and it is the oldest European city founded by Europeans in the New World. It was the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Since then, Santo Domingo has been home to nobles and knights, soldiers, monks and […]

Bridgetown – The Capital and Commercial Centre of Barbados

Bridgetown – The Capital and Commercial Centre of Barbados

Bridgetown, the capital and commercial centre of Barbados was originally called ‘Indian Bridge’. It is now a busy port located on the southwestern coast of the island along Carlisle Bay. The current location of the city was established by the British in 1628. The city centre was originally a swamp, which was drained and filled-in […]